Having travelled extensively in the USA inspecting animal shelters, training and boarding facilities, grooming establishments and vet hospitals. She was Vice President of Animal Welfare League Australia, a councillor on the NSW Animal Welfare Advisory Council, a member of the AASFA as a participating member of the NSW disaster plan and a member of the companion animal working group of the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy.
Other senior roles she held are Operations Manager of the Pet Industry Association of Australia, General Manager of Girl Guides Australia, Manager of the MS Read-a-thon and Manager of Major Gifts for the MS Society of NSW. Maryann holds a Masters degree in Community Management, majoring in Volunteerism.
Kate has a broad career over the last 20 years focusing on HR, health and safety, event management and business operations. More recently Kate has held positions heading up HR and business operations teams, as well as consulting in change management, workforce restructures and transitions and learning and development.
Kate is now enjoying the flexibility of working part time for Vets Beyond Borders, providing support for an organisation with a passion for helping animals around the world, whilst juggling an HR consultancy, an electrical contracting business and a family!
Under her leadership, Dogs Life was awarded ‘Highly Commended for Consumer Magazine of the Year’ in the 2007 Publishers Australia Excellence Awards.
Caroline has been published and continues to write for a number of pet publications/websites, such as PETS, Dogs Life, National Geographic Kids, Pet Industry News, Australian Better Homes & Gardens and Dogs NSW Journal. She has also written pet content for publications such as Coles, The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie and Practical Parenting.
Caroline lives in Sydney with her husband, two school-aged daughters and their Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Cruz. Caroline volunteers for Pets in the Park and is Secretary of the Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW (www.ldc.org.au).