David Bamber was born on 3 December 1949 and schooled at Kimberley Boys High School where he achieved a university pass Senior Certificate. He has spent most of his working life in print and broadcast journalism. He started his journalism career at The Citizen in Johannesburg in the 1970s. After that he became Mining Editor of The Star, before being posted to London where he was European Economic Correspondent for the Argus Group of newspapers (now the Independent Group).
After a short stint back in South Africa, David headed off to London once again where he became a technical analyst in the foreign exchange department of Chemical Bank before being offered a job at SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) TV and Radio were he rose to the position of Economics Editor. He regularly appeared on the main evening news (then known as Network) and Good Morning South Africa and on Radio Today presenting the economic news and was the Executive Producer of a financial TV show, Diagonal Street which he occasionally also presented.
In 1991 he returned to London and was a contributor to BBC World Service, International Community Radio Taipei, Radio Sonder Grense (South African Afrikaans radio station) where he covered general news and Rapport (Afrikaans Sunday newspaper).
In 1999 he moved to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where he published and was editor of an offshore investment magazine (Investing Abroad) and a local community paper, the Bluewater Chronicle.
For 17 years he hosted an international investment conference that took place in Johannesburg and Cape Town in October each year and was the MC of the events.
David, is now retired and has been married to his wife, Jane, since 1974.