"In the future I want to feel in myself that I have not wasted my life, taken all opportunities and achieved the best of my ability," so wrote Daniel in his scholarship application in 2002. An outstanding sportsman and the Top Academic student at school, he has always been destined to achieve.
During his scholarship Daniel developed a strong relationship with his Mentor James Elliot and this was influential in his decision to undertake a conjoint Law and Arts degree (BA/LLB (Hons)) at The University of Auckland. Now several years out of the First Foundation programme, Daniel and James continue to meet. Daniel is also a current First Foundation mentor.
Daniel has now transitioned into full time work with Chapman Tripp; one of New Zealand's pre-eminent law firms. Daniel's role within the company continues to challenge and extend him as he aims to complete his goals.