WA WILDLIFE Executive Committee
An Executive Committee oversees the control and management of the affairs and finances of WA Wildlife.
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 WA WIldlife'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 is WA Wildlife's Manager, acting Hospital Manager and holds a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership. Dean began volunteering for WA Wildlife back in 2008 and has been employed since 2012. He was the Centre's Animal Care Coordinator (volunteer role) from 2010 to 2017 and has more than 20 years experience caring for birds. He has conducted numerous wildlife rehabilitation workshops on behalf of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) since 2015. He was responsible for establishing Western Australia's first wildlife veterinary hospital (at WA Wildlife), sits on several advisory committees and is dedicated to wildlife conservation and climate awareness. Dean is a 'Climate Reality Leader' after participating in the 2019 Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Brisbane and served as a Mentor for new trainees in the 2020 Training. As well as his extensive experience in 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 (current).
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 WA Wildlife since 2007. Pauline has volunteered primarily as a Hospital Supervisor and was the Training Coordinator from 2010-2018, overseeing and facilitating numerous in-house and external workshops. Pauline was employed my the Main Roads Department for 26 years in secretarial administration.
Committee Member 2019 - Present
*No relation to jaquie porter (below)
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.
Committee Member 2020 - Present
*No relation to jonathan porter (above)
Jaquie is a freelance Marketing Consultant with over 20 years experience in brand management and marketing communications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Studies and Marketing and a Diploma in Market Research. Commencing her career with large commercial food and beverage organisations in London, Jaquie broadened her horizons on settling in Perth and has worked with large and small commercial organisations, government and a number of not for profits in a broad range of industries. Jaquie’s interest lies in customer perception and behaviour, with a focus on results and outcomes. She brings both strategic and operational marketing skills to WA Wildlife.