David Maynier is the Western Cape Provincial Minister of Education, having been appointed to the post in 2022. He previously served as the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities (from 2019 to 2022).
He has immense respect for the principals, teachers, practitioners, and officials that make up the education sector. He wants to make sure that we improve on the strong foundation that they have built and take it forward so that we can deliver on our vision of a quality education for every learner, in every classroom, in every school in the province.
David served for ten years in the National Assembly as Shadow Minister of Finance and Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans. David holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Cape Town and a master's degree in Public Administration and Management from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
David lives in Cape Town with his wife, Bronwen and their daughter, Isabel.