Board and Governance



Humane Society International Australia is governed by a Board of Directors with a commitment and passion for protecting animals and our natural world. The Board acts as guardians of our mission, ensures we are true to our statement of objectives, oversees performance and compliance and promises effective governance and leadership on behalf of our members and supporters.

Michael Kennedy – President
Julianne Petersen – Vice President
Verna Simpson – Treasurer
Elizabeth Willis – Secretary
Deborah Anderson – Board member
Andrew Rowan – Board member
John Grandy – Board member
Kitty Block – Board member

The Responsible Persons on the Board of Humane Society International must:

  • act with reasonable care and diligence;
  • act honestly and fairly in the best interests of Humane Society International and for our charitable purpose;
  • not misuse their position or information they gain as a Responsible Person;
  • disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest 
  • not allow the charity to operate while it is insolvent

Humane Society International Australia audited financial statements FY 2019

Humane Society International Australia Impact Performance Report 2018-2019

Humane Society International Australia audited financial statements FY 2018

Humane Society International Performance Report 2017-2018

Conflicts of Interest Policy