Young lawyer David Tong spreads himself across a plethora of different causes. Perhaps unsurprisingly one which he feels very passionate about is ensuring children make the most of their gifts.
A former trustee of the Gifted Education Centre, he is now the chair of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education, born from the recent merger of Gifted Kids and the Gifted Education Centre.
Mr Tong was a scholarship student at King’s Prep School. So he knows first-hand what it is like to excel at an early age, but he distinguishes himself from the children who benefit from the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education.
The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education helps children whose schools are not meeting their educational needs.