About us

Executive Team

Andrew joined The Lost Dogs’ Home as chief executive officer in October 2016 following his most recent role with the Animal Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary. A highly respected leader, with a passion for animal welfare, Andrew brings to the Home an extensive background in operational and financial management. During his career he has worked as director and chief executive officer at Enterprise Electronic Corporate (EEC Inc.) in the USA, chief operating officer of Sigma Coachair Pty. Ltd. and managing director of Fans Direct Pty. Ltd. A lifetime animal lover, Andrew lives with his family and two year-old Labrador Rolo, the boisterous object of their affections.

Anne has had more than 20 years of financial and accounting experience in the public and private sectors. She has been Finance Manager of Gowrie Victoria, Executive Manager with Commonwealth Bank of Australia and has served as a Financial Advisor, Financial Accountant and Project Director with a number of not-for-profit groups based in Victoria.

Throughout her career, Anne has strived to implement business strategies and procedures in order to successfully deliver the best possible outcomes.

A passionate animal lover, Anne has adopted dogs throughout her life. She is also an active member of a number of community groups, including the Rotary Club of Central Melbourne Sunrise, serving as the group’s president from 2010 to 2011.

Ben is a life-long conservationist, educator and environmentalist whose passion has led him on global adventures beginning at New Zealand zoos for over ten years within animal life sciences and visitor programs, to the UK as an environmental educator teaching school kids, families and the community about the outdoors, animals and where their food comes from before reaching South Africa where he assisted in rhinoceros research.

Most recently, Ben joined Zoos Victoria and then the National Trust of Australia managing its major sites including Old Melbourne Gaol and Polly Woodside.

Ben’s established history in connecting animals and people underpins his contribution at the Home.  A big believer that life’s better with a pet, Ben now often explores Melbourne with his rescue dog Indiana Jones.

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David is passionate about working with animal people to make a difference to the lives of both animals and the people caring for them. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, David is an experienced veterinarian and operations manager, with a 20 year career working in animal welfare and private veterinary practice. He relishes any opportunity to connect people with the animals that need them and thoroughly enjoys sharing the bond between people and animals. In his free time David enjoys playing guitar to his dog Scout and cat Sparky, both adopted from the Home.
Justine brings to the Home a wealth of experience through her work as a strategic transformation consultant across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Her experience in leading change in small and large organisations has seen Justine drive realistic transformation across a number of organisations. Justine’s previous projects include feasibility assessments, program reviews, risk mitigation and strategy development for a range of organisations including the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Parks Victoria, Country Fire Authority, Monash University, Hockey Victoria and Australian Federation of Disability Organisations. A passionate animal lover, Justine also fosters for the Home, providing a temporary home to animals in need.