Daan has a degree in law from University of Melbourne and has trained as a psychotherapist.
From mid-1996 until mid-2007 he was CEO of ACNEM. In that position he used his legal knowledge and experience to help doctors with medico-legal issues with the various Australian regulatory authorities.
In 2009, Daan assisted with the formation of ACMN and acted as its secretary until it was wound up in 2017. He brings his experience at ACNEM and at ACMN to AIMN. Daan continues to assist doctors from time to time when dealing with Australian authorities and works part-time as a legal adviser at Biological Therapies. Daan enjoys writing and photography and lives on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula with his wife Sally.