Lynne has been the national President of RSPCA Australia since 2006. She is also the President of RSPCA WA. Lynne has a 25 year history of business development in the health industry and is currently the Managing Director of a medical device company.
CEO - Heather Neil
Heather was appointed Chief Executive Officer of RSPCA Australia in 2006. She has a long career in the not-for-profit sector including organisations such as the Australian Breastfeeding Association, Quit Tasmania and Croplife.
Chief Scientist - Dr Bidda Jones
Bidda joined the RSPCA as its first national scientist in 1996. She has an honours degree in Zoology and a PhD in animal behaviour. Bidda began her career in animal welfare at RSPCA UK working to improve the welfare of laboratory primates. She now oversees a team of 5 scientists at RSPCA Australia.
Scientific Officer Farm Animals - Melina Tensen
Melina has a degree in agriculture (specialising in animal production) as well as a graduate certificate in animal welfare. Prior to joining the RSPCA team, Melina worked for agricultural research organisations in both Canberra and the Netherlands.