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.