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David Rickards OAM

Independent Chair of NSC and Independent Director of NCC & NAC

David is Co-Founder of Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) and for the period 2006 - 2016 was a Director and Treasurer of Bush Heritage Australia. David has over 25 years of equity market experience, most recently as an Executive Director at Macquarie Group where David was head of equities research globally as well as equity strategy since 1989 until he retired in mid-2013. David was also a Consultant for the financial analysis firm Barra International.

David holds a Masters of Business Administration majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of Queensland as well as two Bachelor degrees, one in Engineering (Civil and Structural) from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Pure Mathematics and Geology).

David received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2021 for his service to the not-for-profit sector, and to the environment.

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