RSPCA Tasmania Board of Directors
At its meeting on 24 May 2022 and again on 9 August 2023, the Board of RSPCA Tasmania resolved to replace the company’s external auditors.
This decision was driven by two key factors:
Ruddicks Chartered Accountants has been the company’s auditor for more than 15 years. Whilst the lead audit partner has changed over that period, contemporary practice would suggest that refreshing this relationship periodically is good governance.
The RSPCA Federation has agreed to move to a nationally consistent approach to external audit practices and has agreed to appoint one firm to service the Federation’s national audit requirements. Our audit will in future be undertaken by BDO Audit (Tas).
There are no disagreements between the Company and the current auditor, and there are no reasons that would give rise to an inability to complete any audit under the Corporations Act 2001 or National Consumer Credit Protection Regulations 2010. Consent for the change has been granted by ASIC and both incoming and outgoing auditors have been working to achieve a seamless transfer of responsibilities.
If you have any questions, you can call Jan Davis, our CEO, on 0409 004 228.
Board and Governance
RSPCA Australia is a federated organisation made up of the eight independent state and territory RSPCA Societies.
RSPCA Australia establishes national policies and positions on animal welfare issues, and works with government and industry to ensure these issues are addressed.
All new policies require the unanimous vote of the National Board before it is accepted as Policy. Each Member Society Board nominates one of its Directors to also sit on the Board of RSPCA Australia. In addition to these eight nominated Directors, a recruited Chair and up to two recruited Directors are appointed.
Jan Davis CEO
Tagged as Tasmania’s top political lobbyist and one of the most influential people in the state, Jan Davis is a passionate advocate for the industries in which she works.
A skilled communicator, Jan is adept at responding on message in both mainstream and social media environments. Well known for her ability to express key points of an argument clearly and to present information in an accessible manner, she is considered a go-to person by the media.