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Dave McKenzie

Dave McKenzie
Chief Executive Officer


Dave is a CT boy who is a regular commuter to JHB, where he maintains, the real business is done. Dave tried his hand as a semi-professional soccer player before realizing that only a real job was going to pay the bills.

Dave’s education includes graduating from SACS, Cape Technikon and the UCT Graduate school of business. Dave spent many years in magazine and online publishing with Sports Illustrated magazine followed by CAR magazine, followed by becoming a founding partner (Marketing and Sales Director) of IOL, starting the business for Independent newspapers.

After 3 crazy years in the dotcom world, he proposed and started a unique media company and subsidiary of Old Mutual Properties, Dave was the founder and MD of POP, SA’s first mall media company, which was subsequently sold to Primedia Unlimited to become Primall.

Enter BOO!, Dave’s started BOO! in 2004 and slowly lured back the talented management team of POP who form the backbone of BOO!’s management team. Additional talented people have since bolstered the team. Dave still plays league soccer and cricket and spends the rest of his time with his two boys and amazing wife.

Dave reckons he is lucky to be surrounded by a team of exceptionally talented media professionals that “I would go to war within a heartbeat.“

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