Dean Macpherson is a South African politician who is a Member of Parliament for the Official Opposition, the Democratic Alliance. He is the Shadow Minister for Trade & Industry. Before he went to Parliament, Dean was the Director of a successful textile manufacturing company in Durban which he started in 2003. Dean was elected to Parliament in 2014 at the age of 29 after growing frustrated with the economic path South Africa was taking. Since then, he has fought issues relating to the crisis in manufacturing, growing incentives for industrialisation and fighting adverse legislation which seeks to undermine the economy. Dean believes in opening up markets for competition which leads to inclusive growth, especially in digital spaces while scaling back on unnecessary government regulations.