New Interim CEO Announced


RSPCA Tasmania President, Alexandra Garrott today announced changes to the future management of the organisation.

We are pleased to advise that Dr Andrew Byrne has been appointed to the role of Interim CEO until 30 June 2018, after current CEO Peter West shared with Board his decision to leave the role in early January 2018.

Dr Byrne, who is the current RSPCA Tasmania Chief Veterinarian and Animal Care Manager, brings with him a wealth of experience. Andrew has many years with RSPCA Victoria and in private practice, and has also built up strong networks with our counterparts in other states.

Dr Byrne will be well known to the general community as the face of RSPCA Pet Insurance and has over 30 years’ experience working in the veterinary and animal welfare space.

The Board thanked Mr West for steering the organisation through some challenging times over the last 4 years, rebuilding a strong and trusted brand and providing leadership in the animal welfare space. The is no doubt that under Peter’s leadership the organisation has achieved great results especially for animals - lifting the live release rate from 58% three years ago to consistently reaching close to 80% today.

This is an exciting time for RSPCA Tasmania as it continues to reshape the future role it will play in the care and welfare of animals across the state.