Trustee & Founder
Dave RickardsTrustee & 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.
Trustee & Founder
Kerry RickardsTrustee & 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 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 RickardsOperations Director
Marnie has 20 years of experience in administration and accounts, working across commercial, media and not-for-profit sectors. She oversees the DAK Foundation’s medical equipment programs, partnering with health networks across Asia and Africa to help increase their efficiency and quality of service through provision of basic medical equipment and biomedical program support. Marnie volunteers with Rotary Australia (RAWCS) to manage this program and other international health initiatives. Prior to the DAK Foundation, Marnie worked in the commercial sector, starting in offset printing then moving into media sales and administration with Southern Cross Media in 2002. Marnie spent around 7 years in print and television media administration before moving to Uncle Bills Australia, a general goods import and wholesale company, where she built cross-department experience managing Graphics and HR, and learning about logistics and program management. Marnie has a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and sits on the Board of Advisors for the Gould Family Foundation (USA) and also sits on the board of Partners for Equity, Australia. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Anubha RawatProjects Director
Anubha Rawat has over 20 years of experience working in the international development sector, in the areas of program and strategy development, project management and implementation, fundraising and communications, and grant making. She has worked in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, specialising in women’s health and MNCH (maternal, newborn and child health). Anubha brings her experience and insights to a wide range of programs supported by the DAK Foundation and is passionate about program development and initiatives that are championed at the local level. She sits on the Board of Advisors for the Gould Family Foundation, USA to improve health outcomes for the poor and underserved in sub-Saharan Africa and is also on the Board of Partners for Equity, Australia. Anubha holds a Masters in Child Development from Delhi University and a Graduate Diploma in International Studies from the University of Sydney. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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.
Dagmar DeOlivaFinance Manager
Dagmar has over 2 decades of experience in the Corporate, Government and Not for Profit sectors overseeing compliance, bookkeeping, forecasting, budgeting and project management. Dagmar brings her extensive experience and organisational skills to the Foundation.