Governance

The Animal Welfare League of SA (AWL) is an animal welfare and care provider recognised for the provision and development of services for animals in need.

Established in 1964, AWL operate the state's largest animal shelter foccussing on re-homing lost and abandoned dogs and cats. AWL is proud of its contribution, together with other industry stakeholders, in providing a high quality animal care facility and related services to the state's animals, their owners and the broader community.

AWL has a dedicated membership base of over 2,000 financial members and an elected Board who govern the activities of the organisation including long-term strategic direction and governance responsibilities. The Management team, under the guidance of CEO Richard Mussell, are responsible for managing the operations of the business.     

 

Chairman of the Board

Luci Zwarycz
Customer Service, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Shared Services
Year joined AWL Board: 2001
Chairman of the Executive Sub Committee

Deputy Chairman of the Board

Michelle Williams MBA
Lawyer and Partner, Minter Ellison
Year joined AWL Board: 2014
Chairman of the Risk & Governance Sub Committee
Member of the Executive Sub Committee

Board Members

Leah Wright LLB (Hons), BCom
Partner, Minter Ellison
Year joined AWL Board: 2015

Steven Weinert BA (Acc.), M.Comm., FCPA, GAICD
General Manager Corporate Services, Wine Australia
Year joined AWL Board: 2016
Chairman of the Finance & Audit Sub Committee
Member of the Animal Welfare Sub Committee
Member of the Executive Sub Committee

Cate Gaston BA, GDipTour, GDipMgt, FGLF17
Consumer Insights Advisor,  Adelaide City Council
Year joined AWL Board: 2016
Member of the Risk & Governance Sub Committee

Dr Rob Rahaley BVSc MVSc PhD DACVP MANZCVS, GAICD
Veterinary Surgeon, Principal of Amalthea Veterinary Consulting
Year joined AWL Board: 2017
Member of the Finance & Audit Sub Committee

Ms Katherine Bartolo  
State Director, Residential, Valuation & Advisory, CBRE SA
Year joined AWL Board: 2018

Dr Jo Powell BSc DVM BEd (Adult Ed) DipMgt CIVTAE
Veterinarian and Principal Lecturer, Foundation Skills, Primary Industries, Animal and Laboratory Sciences, TAFE SA
Year joined AWL Board: 2018
Chairman of the Animal Welfare Sub-Committee