About us

Board of Directors

Mrs Prue Gillies AM is an animal welfare advocate, previously serving as a Board member of RSPCA Victoria and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

With extensive experience as an educator, including Principal of Ruyton Girls’ School, Prue was most recently sole proprietor of Kids on Collins.

Prue has served as a Board member of a wide range of organisations including The Queen’s Trust, The Invergowrie Foundation, Janet Clarke Hall, Fintona Girls’ School and Toorak College.

Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to education and the community, Prue subsequently became Chairman of the Order of Australia Association, Victoria.

A Board member of The Lost Dogs’ Home since 2012, Prue was appointed Chair in 2015 and continues her philanthropic commitment to those organisations which provide protection, care and support to animals in both national and international settings.

Mr Robert Donato has an extensive background in the telecommunications, services and government outsourcing sectors. Currently General Manager of Sales and Marketing at Tenix Solutions, Robert has held senior positions at Optus, Oracle, Fujitsu, Unisys and Ericsson. As Director at Ericsson, he delivered the first nation-wide 3G/4G mobile communication network to Telstra.

Robert is an accomplished senior executive with successful experience in providing effective strategy, business planning, business development and contract management in challenging, highly regulated government and corporate environments.

Appointed to The Lost Dogs’ Home Board in May 2016, Robert also serves as Chair of the Home’s Interim Strategy Committee.

For more than 25 years Ms Linda Glucina has provided guidance to organisations seeking to transform their business using information technology solutions.

Linda developed enterprise resource planning and business intelligence solutions for organisations such as Australia Post, Solid Energy and Westpac. She has also worked for IBM, Deloitte and NetSuite.

In addition to her professional experience, Linda is a Committee Member and Treasurer for the Williamston Community and Education Centre.

Linda was appointed to The Lost Dogs’ Home Board in March 2015 and is also Chair of the Home’s Finance and Audit Committee.

Mr Terry Makings AM has had an extensive career in Defence and the local government sector. He served more than 20 years in the Royal Australian Navy before moving into local government in roles at the City of Melbourne and City of Greater Geelong. During his time in local government Terry was responsible for a number of areas, including upkeep of local roads, parks and gardens, traffic and parking arrangements, community services, recreation and city safety. Terry was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1985. He is a Governor of the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. Terry is dedicated to supporting the ex-service community and the legacy of their war service.   He is also a keen advocate for the wellbeing of dogs and cats through the efforts of The Lost Dogs' Home. He was appointed to The Lost Dogs' Home Board in April 2013.

Dr Dylan Barber is a practising vet in a busy veterinary clinic in Melbourne. Dr Barber has a strong professional interest in animal welfare issues. His clinic works alongside a number of animal rescue organisations to advocate for the welfare of animals in the community.

Dr Barber also holds a Bachelor of Law, and previously practised law in a corporate law firm in Melbourne, and also in the local arm of a global pharmaceutical company.

For a number of years he has contributed on ethics committees associated with the Alfred Hospital and RMIT. Dylan was appointed to The Lost Dogs' Home Board in April 2016.

Ms Louise Doyle is a highly regarded Human Resources professional with extensive experience across industrial manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods, education and not-for-profit sectors. With a strategic approach to people management, Louise has held various global portfolios and has successfully led significant change within organisations such as BHP Billiton, National Foods Ltd and recently the University of Melbourne. Louise has a track record of developing talented individuals, is outcome focused and is committed to developing innovative solutions for organisations, ensuring the early identification and development of comprehensive strategies for risk mitigation. Louise was appointed to The Lost Dogs’ Home Board in March 2015.

An actuary with more than 30 years’ experience, Mr Kent Griffin is a member of the Executive Team and Chief Financial Officer of life insurance company TAL.

With leadership and advisory experience in finance, risk, strategy and investor relations across the financial services sector, Kent is committed to the development of strong organisations which hold true to their vision, purpose and values whilst operating in an financial and socially sustainable manner.

With extensive Board experience in a range of jurisdictions, Kent is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was appointed to The Lost Dogs’ Home Board in May 2016.