Rick Wells ONZM, CA, CFinstD
Rick is a chartered accountant, company director and business start-up mentor.
Like a number of trustees Rick was tapped on the shoulder by former Dowse Director Tim Walker in 2004. He had singled him out as a local business leader, who at that time was the Managing Director of the globally active design led Formway Furniture Group. On the retirement of long serving Foundation chairperson Peter Barker in early 2020 Rick took over that role.
Rick comes from a creative rural family where painting and pottery were family hobbies. Much later in life when he left the accountancy world for business in 1981 he was exposed to, and developed a deep interest in, design, in the broadest sense. He enjoys being part of an effective team delivering well executed outcomes that benefit all stakeholders including the Lower Hutt community.