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Maryann Dalton comes from an illustrious career in the animal health and welfare sector in Australia. She led the turnaround of the Animal Welfare League (NSW) over eight years from 2003-2011 as its CEO, transforming and leading change through coaching, team building and developing a collaborative culture of excellence and transparency. Maryann also led the achievement of DGR status for AWL in 2011, and grew the organisation from deficit to achieving a surplus in 2011. She has strong experience in managing day-to-day financial and administrative affairs for not-for-profit organisations, as well as developing and managing strategic plans, budgets and fundraising initiatives. Having travelled extensively in the USA looking at animal shelters, training, boarding and grooming establishments and vet hospitals, Maryann has also built high-level government relationships locally. She has also negotiated and managed sponsorship agreements with industry and corporate groups, developed MoUs with key stakeholders such as TAFE, Corrective Services, NSW Police and Australian Defence Forces. Her most recent appointment was Operations Manager with the Pet Industry Association of Australia, and she currently provides consultancy services to the industry. She has over 17 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, including Guides Australia Inc. and Multiple Sclerosis Society of NSW. Maryann has a Masters degree in Community Management, majoring in volunteerism, and has a proven commitment and passion for animal welfare, where she continues to actively educate and speak to the public in matters of conservation, care and management.
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  • Welcome to our new CEO!

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