Board of Management

Rob Gell   Name:   Rob Gell (AM) - President
  Board member since:  

November 2012

  Academic Qualifications:  

BSc (Hons) FRGS FEIANZ

  Current Situation:  

Environmental geographer and educator, communications consultant, company director.
Director – World Wind Pty Ltd, bhive Group Pty Ltd and International College of Environmental Sustainability, WPC Group Pty Ltd
Chairman UNESCO Western Port Biosphere
Member Victorian Coastal Council
Commissioner Environmental Sustainability's Reference Group
Patron, Geography Teachers Association of Victoria, Life Education Victoria, Sustainability Street.

  Association with Wildlife Victoria since:   1997
  In the voluntary role of:  

Patron

 

Nominations & Composition Committee 

 

  History:  

Tertiary teaching at Melbourne State College and Melbourne University 1975 – 1979
Television weather presenter for 31 years
Environmental consultant 1993 – current.
Local government councillor.
Twenty years experience in NGO sector; chair of Variety Club and Greening Australia, director Surfing Victoria and council of ACF.

 

Nigel Smythe   Name:   Nigel Smythe
  Board member since:  

November 2013

  Academic Qualifications:  

BBus (Acc)
Chartered Accountant
Post Graduate Finance and Investment

  Current Situation:  

Partner Global firm of Chartered Accountants
Associate ICAA
Senior Fellow FINSIA

  Association with Wildlife Victoria since:   2013
  In the voluntary role of:  

Finance & Risk Committee 

  History:  

In excess of 25 years with global chartered accounting firm.  Career has involved auditing, financial due diligence, corporate finance and business and intangible asset valuations.

 

Janene-Swalwell   Name:  

Janene Swalwell 

  Board member since:   November 2011
  Academic Qualifications:   BA; MEd; MAPS
  Current Situation:  

Consultant, mentor, lecturer

  Association with Wildlife Victoria since:   1993
  In the voluntary role of:  

Wildlife Rescuer and Shelter operator – Emerald
Area Rescue Mentor

  History:  

Past Ord CoM Member 2009/10
Educational & Developmental Psychologist, Teacher
Manager of Early Intervention Services - 20 years
Past State & National President ECIA
Wombat Watch Inc. CoM

 

Ian Temby   Name:  

Ian Temby

  Board member since:  

November 2012

  Academic Qualifications:  

Master of Applied Science (Environmental Management); Bachelor of Applied Science; Churchill Fellow

  Current Positions:   Chair, Wildlife and Small Institutions AEC; Chair, DSE AEC; Chair, DSE Independent Panel of Experts ; Member, Federal Government-appointed Expert Panel advising the Sydney Botanic Gardens about relocation of flying-foxes from the gardens.
  Association with Wildlife Victoria since:  

2007

  History:  

Known to most of our members as a long time wildlife advocate with over 30 years in the DSE. He is also the published author of Wild Neighbours-the humane approach to living with wildlife and is currently an independent wildlife consultant.

 

Peter-Temple-Smith-small   Name:  

Peter Temple-Smith

  Board member since:  

November 2012

  Adademic Qualifications:  

BSc Hons Zoology
PhD Zoology (Platypus Biology) ANU  1974
Special Interest in Native Australian Fauna
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (1974-1977) Cornell University Medical Centre

  Current Situation:  

Director, EPRD
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Southern Clinical School
Monash University
and
Senior Research Fellow
Monash Institute of Medical Research

  Association with Wildlife Victoria since:   1997
  In the voluntary role of:  

Trustee for Wildlife Victoria's Public Fund

  History:  

1984 & 1991 World Health Org. Consultant
1997 - 2004 Director of Conservation and Research Zoos Vic, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Zoo
Chair – Family Planning Vic Human Ethics Comm
Monash Medical Centre Animal Ethics Comm
Founding Member –Vic Biotechnology Ethics Advisory Comm.
Deputy Chair – Higher Education Board of Studies Box Hill Tafe.
Published over 120 peer-reviewed journals

 

Peter-Vaughan   Name:   Peter Vaughan
  Board member since:  

November 2011

  Academic Qualifications:  

Chartered Accountant (SA)
BBus (Accounting)

  Current Situation:  

Accounting and Finance Manager – The CFO Solution 

Company Secretary of iSonea Limited (ASX:ISN)

  Association with Wildlife Victoria since:   2009
  In the voluntary role of:  

Volunteer Wildlife Rescuer and Transporter
Disaster Response Team Leader

  Other Voluntary Roles & Acknowledgements:  

2011 Australia Day Herald Sun Pride of Australia
Award Victorian Finalist
Crew Member of the Victoria State Emergency Service
Member of the Outward Board Victoria
Development Committee
Treasurer of Manningham Cobras Football Club Inc.
Treasurer of The Wildlife Rescuers Inc.

  History:  

Former 2010 Treasurer CoM Member

 

Marcus Ward   Name:  

Marcus Ward

  Board member since:  

February 2014

  Adademic Qualifications:  

BSc, B.Arch

  Current Situation:  

Architect in sole practice specialising in environmentally stainable design 

  Association with Wildlife Victoria since:   1988
  In the voluntary role of:  

Rescuer and shelter operator 

  History:  

Long involvement in animal rights and environmental causes in Victoria

 

    Name:  

Allison Shevlin

  Board member since:  

February 2014

 

Academic Qualifications:             

 

Bachelor of Arts  

 

 

Current Situation:                          

 

 

General Manager, HR Simplot Australia  

  Association with Wildlife Victoria since:   2013
  In the voluntary role of:  

Nominations & Composition Committee 

  History:  

With a career spanning over 20 years in Human Resources, Allison is a highly skilled commercially oriented Human Resources Executive with a demonstrated track record of building organisational capability through strategic and operational HR initiatives. Strong business acumen is backed by a wealth of experience gained in Financial Services, Engineering, Legal, Energy, Media sectors and FMCG within large complex organisations in Australia and Asia.

 

Karen Masson   Name:  

Karen Masson

  Board member since:  

February 2014

 

Academic Qualifications:

 

BBus Finance and Economics (UTS)

 

 

Current Situation:                       

 

 

CEO Wildlife Victoria  

  Association with Wildlife Victoria since:   2010
  In the voluntary role of:  

Ex-officio Board Member and Finance & Risk Committee 

  History:  

 

Over 25 years of extensive experience in the corporate sector in financial and general management roles covering the entertainment, media, banking and education industries followed by 10 years of management in the NFP sector, 6 of which have been in the conservation/animal welfare sector.

 

 

Rod Borlase   Name:  

Rodney Borlase

 

Secretary to the board since:

 

October 2013

 

Academic Qualifications:

 

BBus (Acct) and Grad Dip (Mgt)

 

 

Current Situation:                       

 

 

Finance and Administration Manager Wildlife Victoria  

  Association with Wildlife Victoria since:   2011
  In the voluntary role of:  

Volunteer Wildlife Rescuer and Transporter

Finance & Risk Committee 

  History:  

 

More than 30 years senior commercial/corporate accounting experience.