Dan was the founder and Chair of Gold Challenge, which launched in late 2010 and ran an Olympic and Paralympic inspired challenge in the run up to London 2012. Gold Challenge partnered with the British Olympic Association, Team GB, Paralympics GB and Sport England and was part of the official London 2012 mass participation legacy programme. Gold Challenge also worked closely with LOCOG and hosted one of the pre-Games test events in the Olympic Stadium. More than 200 schools and 100 corporates took part and in excess of £1.5 million was raised for Gold Challenge’s 150 charity partners.
Dan has launched a personal challenge title, Run the World. This started as a challenge to run 10km in all 206 countries in the world and raise funds for Cancer Research. It grew to encompass school talks around the world, built relationships with local running groups, charities and NGOs, and the creation of the Run the World Fund.
In business, Dan was a successful executive, investor and adviser in the music, computer and video games, and internet sectors.