Alister Danks is the youngest of David Danks' five children. Alister has worked as a professional engineer, business consultant and logistics manager across Australia and Asia. He completed an MBA at the London Business School to complement his engineering studies at the University of Melbourne. He was previously an editor of Strategic Supply Chain Alignment (Gower, 1998). Alister saw the opportunity to document the story of his father who had always been an inspiration to the family and the wider community. He embarked on a series of interviews in 2002, supported by his sister Jenny and mother, June, which formed a base for the biography Double Helix, Double Joy written by Carolyn Rasmussen. Alister is currently living in Shanghai with Heather and their three daughters.