He resumed his practice as advocate of the High Court between June 2014 and May 2018 – after which he took up an appointment in Switzerland as Legal Training Director at International Bridges to Justice – an international NGO based in Geneva. In this capacity, he directed and facilitated international criminal justice, rule of law, trial advocacy and human rights skills training initiatives and workshops, working with various justice sector stakeholders in a number of countries – including Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Syria.

The Board is delighted that Adv Du Preez – enriched with valuable experience at the Cape Bar and in international human rights advocacy – has returned to the Foundation as its new CEO. He is well acquainted with the Foundation’s activities and looks forward to leading and continuing its work in upholding the Constitution; in promoting unity in diversity, and in preserving the legacy of South Africa’s historic transition to constitutional democracy.

Adv Du Preez is married to Barbara. They have two children, Kayleigh and Luc.


Issued by the FW de Klerk Foundation, 1 September 2020