Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria
Board of Management
The ARAZPA Board of Management is
made-up of 9 individuals, including a President and Vice President. They are all elected for a 2 year term at the Annual General
Meeting, except for 3 positions which are appointed representatives
(ASMP representative, QLD Branch representative and NZ Branch
standing Board members must be individual members of ARAZPA, as well as
employed by a Full Institutional ARAZPA member.
the ARAZPA Board below. (Last updated April 2006)
Board Portfolios: Finance, and Institutional Membership,
and Wildlife Conservation Fund.
Trevor Long commenced working at Sea World as a diver in 1973
and was involved in the collection of
many of our animals at Sea World. Today, Trevor
leads the divers, aquarists, life support, education, curatorial
unit, Polar bear and marine mammal staff in
Sea World's dynamic role in fostering
care and understanding for marine animals.
Trevor is a Member
of the Board of
Trustees, and Liaison Officer for the Sea World Research and
Rescue Foundation, a non-profit organisation
which funds scientific projects
contributing knowledge needed for the ongoing
protection and preservation of the
marine environment. Trevor heads up the Sea World rescue team
which collaborates with the Queensland
Parks and Wildlife Service and Queensland
Boating and Fisheries Patrol, in the rescue
of stranded and entrapped marine
animals. Trevor is heavily involved is
outside organisations, holding the
position of President of the Queensland
Wildlife Parks Association for six
years, and now Vice-President - Australia, of
Vice President (Acting),
Board Portfolio: Institutional Membership
Susan has a background in policy, planning and conservation
strategy, having worked in State Government positions and in
ministerial advisory roles for more than 15 years. Prior to
working in Government, Susan worked as a researcher, tutor and
lecturer at university level.
In 2000, Susan was
appointed as the Director of Business at Perth Zoo. This
broad position is responsible for Zoo education, visitor
services, marketing, events, facilities and environmental
management, policy and administration, finance, human
resources, fundraising and sponsorships. Currently,
Susan is the Chief Executive Officer of Perth Zoo.
Her goal in
representation as an ARAZPA Institutional member is to build
partnerships across Australasian zoos and aquaria to enhance
tangible conservation outcomes. This is particularly
through sharing management improvements; linking more
effectively to in-situ conservation efforts and through
Paul Andrew has been a Board Member since
2005, representing the
Australasian Species Management Program (ASMP) Committee as
its Chair. This Committee generates captive species
management recommendations and collection planning
recommendations for ARAZPA.
Paul graduated from the University East Anglia
[BSc Hons Ecology & Evolution] in 1977 and spent the next ten
years birdwatching. He arrived in Australia after five years in
Indonesia where he developed a particular interest in Indo-malayan
birds. He is now Curator of Birds and Herpetofauna at Taronga Zoo
and holds the position of Taxonomy Specialist for the ASMP.
Paul is the editor of Kukila, Bulletin of the Indonesian
Ornithological Society, and a member of Birds Australia's Records
Appraisal Committee and Taxonomic Committee.
Westshore Wildlife Reserve
Board Portfolio: Institutional Membership &
Accreditation, and Advocacy & Government Affairs.
Member of the ARAZPA Board since 1994. Director of the Kiwi
Research and Captive Breeding Facility at Napier's Westshore
Wildlife Reserve. In addition, Tony is also employed
as Reserves Manager for Napier City, (including its Botanical
Garden) and Kiwi consultant to the New
Zealand National Aquarium.
Other roles include Technical Advisor
to 'Project Kiwi', member of the National
Kiwi Captive Management Advisory Committee and member of the
ARAZPA Zoo Ethics Committee.
Tony brings to the Board, 32 years experience in Wildlife
Management, including having worked
with several endangered NZ species, such as Black
Robin, Takahe and Kakapo. In addition, Tony has 22 years experience
in the Zoo Industry, specialising primarily in Nocturnal displays.
Tony has also aided in the production of several Television
documentaries for organisations such as the
BBC and NZ Natural History Film Unit.
Board Portfolio: Institutional Membership, Accreditation and the
Wildlife Conservation Fund.
Erna Walraven has 18 years zoo experience, as a keeper, wildlife
rehabilitation officer and currently as Senior Curator at
Taronga Zoo. Erna has held the position of Convenor of the
ASMP Carnivore Advisory Group for the past four years, and
represents her institution on a number of regional advisory
groups. Erna represents the Zoological Parks Board
of NSW on the Little Penguin Recovery team for the endangered
population at Manly in Sydney and is on the National Parks and
Wildlife Service Wildlife Advisory Panel.
Board Portfolios: Individual Membership representative
been closely involved with the development of ARAZPA since its
beginning, having been the Association’s first President from
1990 through to 1992, and served on the original management
committee through to 1996. Laura re-joined the ARAZPA Board in
2000, as it grappled with the important changes needed to enable
the Association to meet its future challenges. In 2003 Laura
again joined the ARAZPA Board.
Laura has over 25 years of
zoos and aquarium experience initially as a curator at Seattle
Aquarium, Taronga and Western Plains Zoo then as director of
Auckland Zoo. Since 2000 Laura has been the CEO of Zoos
Victoria. Internationally, Laura has represented the
region throught the World Association of Zoos and Aquaria and is
currently on the ISIS Board.
Board Portfolio: Individual Membership Representative
Glen Holland joins
the ARAZPA Board as one of the Individual Member
Representatives. Glen brings with him a wealth of experience
in the management of animal collections, and of regional
Glen has had almost
20 years experience working with wildlife conservation
agencies, in areas such as law enforcement, advocacy,
captive breeding of endangered species, and promotion of
conservation on private land. He has previously managed
several private animal parks and a captive-breeding centre
for the Department of Conservation. After three years in the
role Manager Life Sciences at Auckland Zoo, Glen was
appointed the Zoo's Director in 2003.
Glen has held
numerous positions within ARAZPA, having served on the ASMP
Committee, co-chaired the New Zealand Fauna TAG and taken on
the role of Species Coordinator for Golden Cats under the
ASMP. Glen has also previously held a position on the New
Zealand Captive Management Group (CMaG) committee, now
formally constituted as the NZ Branch of ARAZPA.
Cairns Tropical Zoo
Board Portfolio: ARAZPA Queensland Branch Representative
Michael O'Brien joins
the board as the ARAZPA Queensland Branch Representative.
Michael has been employed at Cairns Tropical Zoo for twenty
years. He commenced as a keeper in the Reptile Department during
which time he participated in the Reptile TAG and for the last
six years has overseen the zoo collection and its development,
including ARAZPA Full Institutional Membership.
Michael has been actively involved
with the Queensland Wildlife Parks
Association – now the ARAZPA
Queensland Branch – in roles on the QSMP Committee, Standards
Committee, and Management Committee and is currently President
of the Queensland Branch. He is committed to ongoing industry
improvement and as a result is enthusiastic about the
implementation of Accreditation.
Orana Wildlife Trust
Board Portfolios: ARAZPA New Zealand Branch
Lynn is the
Chief Executive of the Orana Wildlife Trust. The Trust owns
and operates Orana Wildlife Park, NZ’s only open range zoo
specialising in endangered African and New Zealand native
species, and Southern Encounter Aquarium & Kiwi House
located in Cathedral Square, Christchurch. This year she
will celebrate her tenth year of employment at the Trust.
currently in her third two year term as Chairperson of the
New Zealand Conservation Management Group (the New Zealand
Branch of ARAZPA), and has now joined the ARAZPA Board as
the New Zealand Membership Representative. She is an active
Member of the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums (WAZA).
Lynn also contributes to the business community and is
currently on the Board of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber
of Commerce (fourth one year term). She is an Associate
Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management and a Member (and
previous Committee Member) of the Institute of Directors.
Lynn is also an Independent Professional Director on the
Board of Target Pest Enterprises Limited, a company with
branches throughout New Zealand.
an energetic approach, a strong “people” focus and her total
commitment to helping ensure that the ARAZPA not only
continues to meet the needs of its members, but explores new
avenues of service delivery and excellence in our ever
changing and fluid operating environment.
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