Board of Management

Rob Gell   Name:   Rob Gell (AM) - President
  Academic Qualifications:  


  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- current
  In the voluntary role of:  

Patron and Trustee for Wildlife Victoria's Public Fund


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
  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- current
  In the voluntary role of:  

Trustee for Wildlife Victoria's Public Fund


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 

  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


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

  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.

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

  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
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


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
  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.


Former 2010 Treasurer CoM Member


Marcus Ward   Name:  

Marcus Ward

  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 


Long involvement in animal rights and environmental causes in Victoria