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Board of Directors

The RSPCA is governed by a team of dedicated Board members who are elected by RSPCA members.

 
Dr Hugh Wirth AM KGSJ
BVSc, Hon DVSc. (Melb) MRCVS, FAVA
  • President, RSPCA Victoria
  • Chair, RSPCA Victoria CEO Review Committee and Nomination Committee
  • Past President and International Board member, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
  • Director, RSPCA (Vic) Foundation Pty Ltd
  • Commenced on State Council: March 1969; Vice-President 1971; President since 1972 







Bronwyn Hughes
B.A. (Melb.) Grad. Dip. Lib. (RMIT)

  • Deputy Chair, RSPCA Victoria
  • Chair, Animal Welfare Policy Committee
  • Involved in animal welfare for over 30 years
  • Inaugural Member of St. Martin’s Club (now Champion Circle)
  • Professional background in library, information services and adult education
  • Councillor and management roles with the former Western Metropolitan Regional Council of Adult, Community and Further Education
  • Commenced on Board: 1 January 2012




Dana Jane Hlavacek
BComm (Hons), MAcc, FCA, GAICD

  • Deputy Chairman - Melbourne Water Corporation
  • Trustee -  Victorian Arts Centre Trust
  • Governor - Arts Centre Foundation
  • Chairman Audit and Risk Committee - Brotherhood of St Laurence. 
  • Director - VicWater
  • Commenced on Board: 19 January 2010


  Dr Carole Webb AM
BVc (Hons), MACVSc (Feline Medicine)
  • Practitioner, Feline Medicine
  • Past Executive Director, Cat Protection Society
  • Commenced on State Council: 15 April 1997







Darren Nabbs
BBus(Mgmt), AssocDip Eng (Civil), GAICD

  • Director/Project Manager Curo Project Management Services Pty Ltd.
  • Operations and Project Manager with over 20 years extensive water and infrastructure experience
  • Past Victorian representative, Australian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage
  • Commenced on Board: 28 May 2012

  Margot Smith
BEC (Hons) MBA GAICD
  • Patron, Opera Australia
  • Past Executive Director, Target Australia
  • Past Director, Anglesea Golf Club
  • Mayor Surf Coast Shire
  • Director, Geelong Regional Library Corporation
  • Commenced on Board: 22 August 2012



  Dr Jason Rapke
BVSc MANZCVS (small animal surgery) Grad Dip (Veterinary Clinical Studies) 
  • Member, Animal Welfare Policy Committee
  • Senior Vet and Practice Manager, Glen Iris Veterinary Clinic
  • Past Director, Anglesea Golf Club
  • Commenced on Board: 16 September 2014

 
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