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Chief Executive Officer - Zoos Victoria, The University of Melbourne

I am a Civil Engineer who specialisted in Transportation Engineering with a Masters from the University of Calfornia. I have also completed a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Ethics. I received my PhD in Applied Ethics from the University of Melbourne in 2015.

As the Chief Executive Officer of Zoos Victoria resposbible for the Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo, I am passionate about animals and our responsibility to the animals in our care. We see conservation as the focus of zoo operations are are comitted to fighting extinction.


  • –present
    CEO, Zoos Victoria
  • –present
    PhD Candidate - Applied Ethics, University of Melbourne


  • 2015 
    University of Melbourne, PHD Applied Ethics
  • 2008 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Master Degree in Applied Ethics
  • 1996 
    University of Durban Westville, Master of Business Administration
  • 1989 
    University of California, Berkeley, Master of Science Degree: Transportation Engineering
  • 1986 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Bachelor of Science: Civil Engineering

Research Areas

  • Applied Ethics (2201)
  • Humane Animal Treatment (070207)