Board Of Directors

Rik Dawson
Rik Dawson
National Vice President

Rik Dawson has been elected as Vice President of the Board for a two-year term, beginning January 1, 2021. Rik Dawson graduated from Sydney University in 1993.  Rik is a titled Gerontological Physiotherapist, past chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Gerontology Group and the APA representative on the National Aged Care Alliance and the Department of Health’s Aged care Funding reform group 2013-2017.

Rik was the owner of Agewell Physiotherapy, a practice that employed physiotherapists and occupational therapists in Aged Care across Australia. Rik sold his practice in 2020 and is now enrolled at Sydney University as PhD candidate where he is focusing on telehealth for older people.

Rik is a graduate of the AICD and has been a Director of the APA since 2017. Rik was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and is currently the Director member on the Physiotherapy Research Foundation where he works to connects research to policy and practice.

Rik is a member of the Gerontology and Business special interest groups within the APA. He has a passion for communication, advocacy, leadership and good governance. Rik believes that linking strategy to member value is key to non-profit organisation’s success.

Special Responsibilities
Chair, Nominations and Remunerations Committee
Member, Physiotherapy Research Foundation
Term expires: 31 December 2022