David Taylor 1939-2023: On May 2nd 2023, the world truly lost an amazing human being. David Taylor, the founder of Dateline Imports. Dateline began in Australia in 1977 and later expanded to New Zealand. At the ripe age of 84. We all expected him to live forever as he was such a strong, healthy and fit man. We find comfort in knowing he passed away peacefully although prematurely in our eyes.
Those lucky enough to have known him would feel honoured to have been in the presence of such a remarkable man. He had an unrivalled work ethic, unsurpassed determination and passion which inspired us all. Also known as the Godfather of the Hairdressing Industry, he was considered a visionary. He contributed to many businesses on a professional level and touched so many lives on a personal level, in Australia and around the world.
His vision for Dateline was to continue to lead the industry. With new products, innovation, new haircare trends, and services to excite the Australian and New Zealand markets. It was always David’s wish that his business partners in Australia, Michele Kannis and Voula Karmichael would continue leading the company along with Troy Little in New Zealand and the 180+ staff affectionately called the Dateline Family.
David’s memory will remain in our hearts forever and the legacy he started 45 years ago will continue in his honour!