Judges

A huge thank you to our 'pawsome' Judges who donate their time and expertise.

Our Judges for industry categories 1 – 8

Nell Thompson

Nell Thompson

Coordinator for G2Z

Nell has many years’ experience working in the animal shelter environment. More about Nell »

Dr Anne Quain

Dr Anne Quain

Animal Welfare Veterinarian

Anne has worked with a number of organisations including the RSPCA, Cat Protection Society, Pets in the Park, and Getting 2 Zero to promote animal welfare.  More about Anne »

Tim Vasudeva

Tim Vasudeva

Director of Corporate Affairs, Animals Australia

Tim has extensive experience in companion animal welfare. More about Tim »

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

Founder and CEO of Refuel Creative

Ryan has over twenty years’ experience in technology, web design, and marketing. He is a skilled marketer, technology consultant and Google Ads specialist.  More about Ryan »

Anne Boxhall

Anne Boxhall

Companion animal welfare advocate

Anne has 28 years’ experience in sheltering and rescue. More about Anne »

Brooke Rankmore

Brooke Rankmore

CEO of AMRRIC

CEO at Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) and Vice President of the Australian Institute of Animal Management. More about Brooke »

 

Emeritus Professor Jacquie Rand

Emeritus Professor Jacquie Rand

Executive Director & Chief Scientist at Australian Pet Welfare Foundation

Jacquie heads the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation, which is dedicated to saving pets’ lives through research, education and advocacy.  More about Jacquie »

Dr Vanessa Rohlf

Dr Vanessa Rohlf

Compassion fatigue therapist

Vanessa works with a range of animal care industries including animal shelters, veterinary clinics, zoos, and research facilities. More about Vanessa »

Vickie Davy

Vickie Davy

Co-Founder and joint CEO of PetRescue

PetRescue has over 900 rescue members. Vickie has her own family of adopted dogs and foster cats. More about Vickie »

Dr Joanne Righetti

Dr Joanne Righetti

PhD animal behaviourist

Dr Jo Righetti is a PhD animal behaviourist, helping people understand pets and the human-animal relationship. More about Dr Jo »

Annette Hughes

Annette Hughes

Publisher at Where Pets Are Found

Annette established Where Pets Are Found a decade ago, combining her 16 years experience in companion animal rescue and rehoming with 25 years of technology marketing expertise. More about Annette »

Brittany Bloomer

Brittany Bloomer

Founder of charity, Pound Paws

Brittany Bloomer is the Founder of Pound Paws, an Australian based charity on a mission to reduce the number of pets on death row in Australia. More about Brittany »

Dr Anthony Bennett

Dr Anthony Bennett

Co-Star of Village Vets, Veterinarian at Berry Vet Clinic

Anthony is an Australian Accredited Veterinarian and an accredited veterinary equine dentist who does prophylactic and corrective treatment in horses. More about Anthony »

Judges for the ‘People’s Rescue Story’ and ‘Foster Carer Story’ 

Nadia Crighton

Pet Insurance Australia Spokesperson

Nadia is an animal lover from way back.  

Cathy Beer

Cathy Beer

Founder of Pets4Life and Companion Animal Rescue Awards

Cathy has a big heart for pet welfare and pet adoption. More about Cathy.

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