Dr Gary McKay is the founding member of DAISI, Board Member & the current elected Secretary.  A general & colorectal surgeon from Sydney,  Dr McKay first became involved in development aid work in India in  1993, where he worked as a volunteer for several years establishing a health clinic & Vision 2000 Community Health Centre in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.  In 2015 Dr McKay and plastic surgeon Dr Sepehr Lajevardi conducted their first DAISI volunteer trip to Gizo Hospital in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, with numerous DAISI trips to the South-Pacific since.
Dr McKay is passionate about social injustice issues and part of his drive is a desire to address the imbalance in wealth that exists between Australia and its closest South-Pacific Neighbours with regard to access to health care services and basic essential resources.