Dan has hosted numerous gala dinners, both in South Africa and beyond, for a range of clients. Foremost amongst these is the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship gala dinner at St. Andrews in Scotland, where Samuel L Jackson, Michael Douglas and Bill Murray have been amongst the guests in recent years. Dan has also worked in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, London and Mauritius.
In South Africa, Dan has hosted the annual Bell’s Night of the Stars fundraising dinner for 600 guests, the inaugural JAG Foundation gala dinner with Australia’s World Cup-winning rugby captain Nick Farr-Jones, engineering giant BMG’s annual end of year dinner, iThemba Trust’s gala ball at the Mount Nelson, the adidas end of year dinner, and the annual Absa Cape Epic route launch banquet.
Dan also hosted the gala dinner with Lance Armstrong and Phil Liggett held during Armstrong’s tour of South Africa in 2009, as well as the celebratory breakfast held during the same trip; and in 2013, Dan joined mountain world champion and multiple Absa Cape Epic champion Christoph Sauser in presenting a fundraising dinner and auction for the songo.info charity in Stellenbosch.
Dan is the two-time host of former Robben Island prisoner Ahmed Kathrada’s charity dinner, sharing the stage with, amongst others, Ministers Trevor Manuel and Pravin Gordon.