The Board of RSPCA Tasmania has announced that Andrea Dawkins is to take over the role of CEO.

With business experience, elected representative roles, and four years developing community services programs at the RSPCA, Ms Dawkins joins Chief Advocate, Jan Davis, in leading one of Tasmania’s most trusted organisations.

In this role, Ms Dawkins will be responsible for operations, overseeing the sustainable management of facilities and programs, and ensuring the teams at the not-for-profit continue to be supported and effective.

Tasmanians have made it clear that they consider improving animal welfare to be an important priority. Ms Davis, as Chief Advocate, will continue to argue for RSPCA policies and work to ensure legislation that reflects best possible animal welfare standards.

One of the first policy announcements in the current state election campaign came from the current state government which committed, if re-elected, to introduce legislative amendments which will provide tenants with the opportunity to rent a home with their companion animals. Ms Davis points to this commitment of as proof of the importance of a specialised animal welfare advocate at the RSPCA.

Ms Davis will ensure all candidates at the state election are aware of RSPCA’s ambitious advocacy agenda and are given as much information as needed to make informed decisions on matters affecting animals and their human carers.

With such an experienced team at the helm, people can be sure that there will be a strong focus on improving animal welfare outcomes whatever the outcome of the state election.

Jan Davis, Chief Advocate – RSPCA Tasmania
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