Member of the following committeesStanding Committee on Finance
Parliament Membership History
Elected in 2011, served on Committees for Public Service and Administration, as well as Trade and Industry. Served as Parliamentary Counsellor to Leader of the Opposition.
Political Leadership Background
Member of the SRC, University of Cape Town
Political staff member: Democratic Alliance
Masters in Economic Policy: Finance (University of London)
Honours in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (University of Cape Town)
BCom in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (University of Cape Town)
Matric (Edgemead High School)
Reading in politics, biography, economics, history and fiction
Sport – rugby
Past Committee Memberships
Public Service and Administration – 2011 to 2012
Trade and Industry – 2012 to 2018
Political Ideas / Achievements Goals & Ambitions for the country
I am an adherent to the basic principles of individual liberty and agency, personal responsibility and equal opportunity for all. My reason for political activism is to eradicate extreme poverty in South Africa, and to achieve a society where the circumstances of one’s birth does not define life chances.
My favourite politicians in SA politics are Helen Zille, Tony Leon, Helen Suzman, Nelson Mandela. Internationally, I admire Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, David Cameron, Margaret Thatcher
t is a great honour and privilege to serve as a Member of Parliament in South Africa, and it is a responsibility I take seriously.