Dave and Kerry Rickards are the founders of the DAK Foundation. In the 1980s and 1990s the Rickards started and built a very successful business that spanned across 117 locations in Australia. They subsequently sold this business and since the early 2000’s embarked upon a personal journey of giving, visiting and learning valuable lessons from hundreds of projects across the world.

In 2010, they set up The DAK Foundation as a private ancillary fund as an extension of the work they have been doing since 2002.