Native ARC Executive Committee
The name of the Association is Native ARC Incorporated and refers to the Native Animal Rehabilitation Centre which was formed out of concern for the rescue, treatment and care of injured, sick, orphaned and displaced native wildlife.
An Executive Committee oversees the control and management of the affairs and finances of Native ARC Inc.
Meet the Executive Committee
Chairman 2006 - Present
Bob is the Managing Director of a successful small business with over 20 years' experience. Bob has a passion for the natural environment, community and education and recognises Native ARC's leadership role in environmental rehabilitation and education is critical. He brings experience in management, finance, construction and innovation.
Secretary 2009 - Present
Diane holds Undergraduate/Postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and a Masters in Rehabilitation. She was employed in the State Public Service for over 20 years and brings experience at a senior level in strategic leadership, management, policy, stakeholder engagement and relationship building, change management, and corporate governance. Diane also taught at a tertiary level in the area of rehabilitation. Diane has a passion for the environment and education regarding the importance of biodiversity and sustainability.
Treasurer 2017 - Present
Sue holds CPA and Chartered Management Accountant qualifications. Sue has broad finance, business improvement and program management skills and experience. Currently employed by Tourism WA with previous management and analysis roles across public and private sectors including NZ Navy, Goodman Fielder, Motorola and ICL Fujitsu. Sue ensures Native ARC delivers on finance and accounting obligations as well as enabling robust decision making through financial modelling and business case development.
Committee Member 2010- Present
Dean has over 10 years’ experience as a wildlife rehabilitator in Western Australia. He is an adjunct lecturer at South Metropolitan TAFE focusing on captive bird management and mammal husbandry. Dean is also on the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Wildlife Rehabilitation Consultation Group and presents courses in Wildlife Rehabilitation on behalf of the DBCA. He was responsible for establishing Western Australia's first wildlife veterinary hospital (at Native ARC), sits on several environmental and educational advisory committees and is dedicated to wildlife conservation and climate awareness. Dean is a 'Climate Reality leader' after participtating in the 2019 Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Brisbane. As well as his extensive experience in animal care and wildlife rehabilitation, Dean was previously involved at an Executive level with other wildlife organisations including Western Australian Seabird Rescue and the Western Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.
Committee Member 2010 - Present
Anne has a long involvement in State and Federal Government policy development. As an industry advocate on State and Federal Commissions and similar bodies Anne has assisted governments in the development of legislation in social policy areas such as work health safety, workers’ compensation, health, fatigue, chemicals and security. Anne has represented industry at international forums including the International Labour Organisation (ILO). On a personal level Anne is from a small business background and has helped to establish and manage two family companies. Her current role is non-executive Director of Autorun Technologies which designs, manufactures and supplies radio frequency technology into mining and associate areas.
Committee Member 2009 - Present
Pauline has volunteered at Native ARC since 2007. Pauline has volunteered primarily as a Hospital Supervisor and has been the Training Coordinator since 2010 overseeing and facilitating numerous in-house and external workshops. She worked closely with the Manager of Native ARC to develop a training package to be marketed towards mine sites and other corporate organisations. Pauline was employed my the Main Roads Department for 26 years in secretarial administration.
Committee Member 2016 - Present
David has a background in journalism and public relations. David worked for a major West Australian animal welfare organisation before moving into State politics, where he has worked since 2013. David joined Native ARC because of his passion for animals, native wildlife and the natural environment. David was actively involved in the campaign to oppose the controversial Roe 8 extension through the Beeliar wetlands.
Committee Member 2019 - Present
Jon is a Senior Manager within the IT department for a large Bank in Western Australia. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and an excess of 25 years experience in IT across a variety of sectors including financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail and government. Jon's areas of specialty include customer and supplier management, project and programme delivery and operational management, in addition to specialist technical roles. Jon works with stakeholders across different organisations and in compliance with layered governance systems.