At the heart of our organisation is a team of dedicated professionals, who are committed to providing the best possible care to injured, sick, orphaned, and displaced native wildlife in the region.
WA Wildlife employs full-time, part-time, casual, and contract staff (fixed-term) who are funded by annual grants and fee for service income (i.e. education and training) who oversee daily operations and special projects.
Currently, WA Wildlife operates with a small team of staff over 350 volunteers.
*Donations made to Native ARC Incorporated only fund veterinarian salaries (in addition to food, medications, consumables etc.) and are never used for other staff/administrative salaries.
Our Patron, the Hon. Melissa Parke, is committed to wildlife conservation and is involved in building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to progress the vision of WA Wildlife.
The Executive Committee oversees the control and management of Native ARC Incorporated’s governance and finances.
A Management Team oversees day to day operations of WA Wildlife.
We believe that every animal deserves a chance at a happy and healthy life. Our team is at the forefront of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in Western Australia.
Over 350 passionate volunteers
WA Wildlife has a large team of volunteers who work tirelessly to support the WA Wildlife Hospital, Rehabilitation facility and the WA Wildlife Op Shops.
Volunteers are reflective of a wide variety of backgrounds, ages and disciplines.
Volunteers bring a wealth of life experiences, enthusiasm, and passion to our team and are the lifeblood of WA Wildlife.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Hon Melissa ParkePatronThe Hon Melissa Parke has been the patron of WA Wildlife for 15 years. She is the former federal member for Fremantle and a former Minister for International Development. Prior to entering the Australian parliament in 2007, Melissa served as an international lawyer with the United Nations in Kosovo, Gaza, New York and Lebanon from 1999-2007. After her retirement from parliament, Melissa served for 4 years as an ‘Eminent Expert on Yemen’ for the UN Human Rights Council. Melissa is currently the Executive Director of ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons). Melissa is also a Director of…
Our executive committee
WA Wildlife is directed and governed by an Executive Committee who volunteer their time to support the objectives of Native ARC Incorporated.
Robert DunnChairman 2006 – Present
Diane MunrowdSecretary 2009 – Present
Doug WestTreasurer 2022 – Present
Pauline MealorCommittee Member 2009 – Present
Anne BellamyCommittee Member 2010 – Present
Dean HuxleyCommittee Member 2010 – Present
Sue HendersonCommittee Member 2017 – Present
James ClarkeCommittee Member 2022 – Present
Our management team
Day to day activities are managed by WA Wildlife’s senior staff. The majority of these positions are funded by the City of Cockburn with the remaining positions funded by fee for service activities.
Diane MunrowdCEO 2009 – present
Dean HuxleyDirector of Operations 2012 – present
Dr Meg Rodgers (BSc BVMS MVS)Senior Veterinarian 2018 – present
Karen ClarksonHospital Manager 2018 – present
Our veterinary team
In addition to a large team of volunteer veterinarians and veterinary nurses, the WA Wildlife Hospital employs a small team of veterinarians who work part-time. These positions are funded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and/or donations from the public.
Dr Szou Whua Bosci (BSc BVMS)Veterinarian 2016 – present
Dr Brandon Arnell (BSc DVM)Veterinarian 2021 – present
Dr Peter Ricci (BSc BVMS)Veterinarian 2021 – present
Dr Sophie Mueller (BSc DVM)Veterinarian 2023 – present
Dr Hannah Wilmot (BSc BVMS)Veterinarian 2023 – present
Our rescue team
The WA Wildlife Ambulance team is funded by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International
Alex PatmoreSenior Wildlife Rescue Officer 2021 – present
Rory McConvilleWildlife Rescue Officer 2023 – present