Wildlife Victoria Leadership Team
CEO: Lisa Palma
BBus (Banking & Finance), MBA
Lisa has been actively involved in the wildlife sector since 2012. Prior to joining Wildlife Victoria as CEO Lisa provided strategic and operational services to the sector and, in addition to her CEO responsibilities, continues to be an expert wildlife rescuer and rehabilitator.
Lisa brings nearly 30 years experience as a corporate executive to Wildlife Victoria. She has broad end-to-end expertise spanning IT, Operations, Product Management, Project Delivery and Strategy in large and complex organisations. Lisa has worked at some of Australia’s largest banks where she has been a member of many executive teams, has led large teams and lines of business and has managed multiple diverse stakeholders and outsourced service providers.
Lisa holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Business from Monash University. Lisa is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an experienced Not-For-Profit Director. In addition to Wildlife Victoria, Lisa is also a director of a not-for-profit organisation supporting migrant and refugee women.
Meg Butler: Head of External Relations
Meg has extensive experience in media, marketing and fundraising with a background in the arts, music, media and community sectors. Meg has worked at some of Australia’s finest media institutions, including the ABC and SBS, and has a thorough understanding of the media landscape and the power of storytelling. With a passion for community, social change, the environment and its wildlife, Meg brings extensive strategic, financial, and leadership experience to her role at Wildlife Victoria.
Sasha Earle: Head of Volunteer Engagement
Sasha is an accomplished leader in the volunteering space with over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. With expertise in volunteer workforce management and engagement, Sasha has led and implemented key change programs in her past roles at the Country Fire Authority, Oxfam, and Brotherhood of St Laurence. She has also led pivotal projects in a consulting capacity at Trust for Nature and the Australian Red Cross. With a genuine passion for wildlife and volunteering, Sasha spends time outside of work volunteering at a wildlife shelter.
Daniel Farley: Head of People & Culture
Daniel is a proficient People & Culture executive with expertise in all areas of People & Culture including strategic human resource planning, talent attraction and management, workplace culture and employee engagement, workplace relations and performance management, organisational development and design, change management and operations. Having worked across almost all industries, Daniel has held senior roles at nab, Telstra, BHP Billiton, Coles Myer and most recently, LUCRF Super. Daniel is also an accredited workplace coach.
With a passion for wildlife, Daniel is keen to position Wildlife Victoria’s talented team as a key enabler to achieve our strategy and protect Australian wildlife across the state of Victoria.
Kristian Jones: Head of Operations
Kris is a highly skilled professional with over 20 years of extensive experience in operations management across various industries. Kris has over seven years' experience in animal welfare and has worked closely with government and statutory bodies in driving impactful change towards animal welfare advocacy. Kris brings a strategic mindset to the table, backed by certification in project and change management. Known for being highly analytical, Kris is passionate about identifying opportunities for operational efficiency and driving sustainable business growth.