It is with great sadness that First National Real Estate today advises the passing of immediate past Chairman, Mr David Nitschke.

David led First National Real Estate as its National Chairman from 2015 to 2018, following many years of participation within the network’s management structure.

David and his strong team joined First National Real Estate 18 years ago, opening their first office in Mount Barker, Adelaide as First National Real Estate Nitschke. Seven years later, a second office was opened in Strathalbyn, which continues today to be one of the strongest agencies, not only within its region, but the state.

In 2005, David commenced his directorship with First National by joining the South Australia Regional Council, and soon progressed to the role of Vice Chairman – a position he held until 2013 when he became South Australia Chairman, which was also a role he maintained until very recently. He joined First National’s Board of Directors in 2013 as the Director for South Australia, and ultimately became Chairman in 2015.

Current Chairman David Forrest says ‘The entire network is saddened by this news and David’s legacy will be that of “I just want every member to have a better business and life”. The Board of Directors and the entire network are not the same without the sound business acumen and personality of David’.

Chief Executive Ray Ellis also commented, ‘Having worked together very closely with David for over a decade, words are not enough in outlining the sadness surrounding his passing. Our thoughts are with the entire extended Nitschke family, and in particular, Karen. This is one of those occasions when the First National family is strong’. Further details of the funeral arrangements will be advised in due course.

Issued by First National Real Estate

Contact Stewart Bunn, National Communications Manager on 0413 624 317