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 focussing 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.     

 

BOARD CHAIR AND DEPUTY CHAIR

CHAIRMAN

Mr Steven Weinert   BA (Acc)  MCom  FCPA  GAICD

General Manager Corporate Services, Wine Australia/Australian Grape & Wine Authority

  • Year joined AWLSA Board: 2016
  • Member of the Finance & Audit Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Risk & Governance Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Executive Sub-Committee
AWL Board Deputy Chair Steven Weinert

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Ms Katherine Bartolo   AAPI CPV

Valuer-General South Australia, Commercial and Legal,  Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

  • Year joined AWLSA Board: 2018
  • Member of the Animal Welfare Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Project Control Group
AWL Board Member Katherine Bartolo
Board Members

Ms Cate Gaston      BA  GDipTour  GDipMgt  FGLF17

Consumer Insights Advisor, Adelaide City Council

  • Year joined AWLSA Board: 2016
  • Member of the Risk & Governance Sub Committee

 

 

AWL Board Member Cate Gaston

Miss Luci Zwarycz

Bookkeeper, Customer Service, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Shared Services

  • Year joined AWLSA Board: 2001
  • Member of the Risk and Governance Sub-Committee

 

AWL Board Member Luci Zwarycz

Ms Leah Wright   LLB (Hons)  BCom

Lawyer & Partner, Minter Ellison

  • Year joined AWLSA Board: 2015
  • Member of the Project Control Group

 

 

AWL Board Member Leah Wright

Dr Rob Rahaley   BVSc  MVSc  PhD  DACVP  MANZCVS  AICD

Veterinary Surgeon

  • Year joined AWLSA Board: 2017
  • Chairman Finance and Audit Sub-Committee (FASC) ​
 

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 AWLSA Board: 2018
  • Chairman Animal Welfare Sub-Committee (AWSC)
  • Member of the Executive Sub-Committee

AWL Board Member Dr Jo Powell

Ms Louise Miller Frost B App Sc MA MPH MBA FAICD  

CEO/Executive Director, Catherine House Inc.

  • Year joined AWLSA Board: 2018
  • Chairman of the Risk & Governance Sub-Committee 
  • Member of the Executive Sub-Committee