Our People

Dave Rickards

Trustee and Founder

Dave Rickards - Trustee and Founder

Dave was a co-founder and CEO of Crazy Clints Bargain Stores in Australia from 1979 - 2001. Having sold this business in 2001, he along with his wife Kerry embarked upon a personal journey of giving. In 2010, they set up the DAK Foundation.​

Kerry Rickards

Trustee & Founder

Kerry Rickards - Trustee & Founder

​Kerry was a co-founder and Director of Crazy Clints Bargain Stores in Australia from 1979-2001. After the sale of their business, along with Dave, they embarked upon a personal journey of giving. Together, they set up the DAK Foundation in 2010.

Alice Lee

Trustee

Alice Lee - Trustee

​Alice is a clinical gastroenterologist and hepatologist currently working at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Canterbury Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital. Alice graduated from the University of Sydney, followed by membership to the Royal Australasian college of Physicians and has a doctoral thesis on drug induced liver disease from the University of Sydney.

Marnie Rickards

Operations Director

Marnie Rickards - Operations Director

​Marnie has 20 years of experience in administration and accounts, working across commercial, media and not-for-profit sectors. Marnie manages the medical equipment program and day-to-day administration of the Foundation.

Anubha Rawat

Projects Director

Anubha Rawat - Projects Director

​Anubha has over 15 years of experience working in the international development sector. She has a Masters in Child Development from Delhi University and a Graduate Diploma in International Studies from the University of Sydney. She has worked extensively in East Africa and South Asia, specifically in the areas of maternal and child health. She brings her expertise and insights to the maternal and child health programmes supported by the DAK Foundation.

Joanne Taig

Coordinator

Joanne Taig - Coordinator

​Joanne has specialised skills in logistics, procurement, inventory and systems controls, having worked with large multinationals specialising in IT and industrial automation for over 16 years. She brings all of these skills to the DAK Foundation to assist a key focus of our work – sourcing and distributing medical equipment to organisations and facilities in need across the developing world.