RSPCA NSW Board
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr Peter Wright –
Dr Wright BVSc, Grad Dip Ag Ec is a Veterinarian who runs his own practice at Goulburn, NSW and treats domestic pets, livestock, wildlife and other exotic species. He has been long involved with animal care groups, including WIRES, and in assisting the region's local RSPCA inspectors.
Graham Hall –
Mr Hall is a Life Member of RSPCA NSW and has been an RSPCA Board Member since 1983. He is the primary producer and owner of a family property near Young, NSW. He breeds Shorthorn cattle.
Brian Pickup –Treasurer
Steven Coleman –
Mr Coleman GDip of Inv Mgt, MBA is the Chief Executive Officer of RSPCA NSW. He joined RSPCA NSW as an Inspector in 1991, and contributes to animal welfare in many ways. This includes sitting on numerous government and industry committees and advisory councils, such as the Animal Welfare Advisory Council that reports directly to the Minister for Primary Industries.
Mr O'Donnell LLB (Hons) was elected to the Board in October 1998. He is a Barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW and is particularly interested in the Society's efforts to respond to animal cruelty.
Ms Barrett Exec MBA, B Bus Dip Corporate Director, Grad Dip IR is Chairwoman of RSPCA NSW's Animal Welfare Policy Committee and is a Member of the Animal Care and Ethics Committee at the University of Western Sydney. She previously held the role of President of RSPCA Auxiliary and has a special interest in progressing animal welfare, animal care and ethics. She is also Business Manager at Transport for NSW.
Ms Cruickshank is a Senior Executive of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and has amassed two decades of experience in policy development, advocacy and strategic communications. Prior to this, she spent 10 years in a national public affairs company the last five years of which she was Managing Director. Throughout her life, she has been the proud owner of several shelter cats and dogs, and is passionate about protecting the interests of vulnerable animals in our society.
Dr Ian Roth
Mr Givney was elected to the Board in 2010. He has worked as a Barrister-at-Law since 1987, following his retirement as a partner in a solicitors' practice.
Mr Robinson joined the Board in November 2014. Born in Young, NSW, he had a varied career before joining the NSW Police in 1971. He served in small rural communities across the state for 23 years, but resigned to take up the position of Chief Inspector for RSPCA NSW. He served for eight years, before becoming RSPCA NSW Manager of Branches and Properties. He is keenly interested in all facets of the RSPCA, but particularly in the branches and their operations. As an RSPCA Australia Farm Assessor, he carried out inspections of piggeries accredited under the Approved Farming Scheme. In 2012, Mr Robinson retired to an 60-acre farm in Grenfell in the Mid-West NSW, where he now runs a few cattle and an alpaca.
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