Rosanne Taylor has been Dean of The Faculty of Veterinary Science since 2009. After graduation from Sydney University, Rosanne started as a rural mixed practitioner at Camden, then in small animal practice and locums while she undertook a PhD on treating inherited neurological disease. She was Branch Manager in NSW Government Animal Welfare, introducing animal research legislation. During her PhD and postdocs at Sydney and University of Pennsylvania she demonstrated the value of stem cell, and gene therapies for lysosomal storage diseases (ACVS Clunies Ross research award, 1999). Rosanne teaches veterinary physiology and cell biology and has a passion for curriculum and learning development, research on clinical learning and completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. She was Associate Dean and Chair of Learning and Teaching (2001-7) and ProDean (2008-9) (Pfizer and Grace Mary Mitchell Awards 2001, Vice Chancellors Teaching Award 2002, and e-learning Award 2009). She sits on AAVMC Governance, JVME editorial boards and the AVA education committee. She enjoys life with 3 children, many pets and frequent escapes to the bush and beach.
Dee was born in England but immigrated with her family to South Africa as a small child. She did her schooling in Cape Town and later moved to Johannesburg with her husband. However, soon after that they were transferred to Sydney, Australia, to take up a new position. In her early 20s, Dee joined the travel industry and for the next decade travelled extensively around the globe.
It was only in 1994 that Dee was first alerted to the plight of the rhinos by a TV special covering the importing of rhinos from Zimbabwe to the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, to start a captive breeding program. Alarmed by the decrease in the African rhino population since the ‘70s she immediately joined The SAVE Foundation in NSW to see how she could help.
Dee has been an active member ever since, and now chairs the NSW branch. She also works as a consultant to an African Safari company and owns a villa in Bali which she markets for overseas visitors.
She lives with her partner, Peter, in Newport, has a son in Sydney and a daughter and granddaughter in the Sunshine Coast.
Andy is from Birmingham, England and has spent 26 years in financial services, including the last five in Australia. Andy, his wife Leona and their three daughters moved to Queensland in 2009 and in 2012 travelled south to live in Sydney. Andy joined the St.George team in June 2012 to head the Retail Banking division and is responsible for the growth and success of the branch, mobile and home lending network across New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Western Australia.
Before coming to Australia, Andy worked for RBS and Nat West in the United Kingdom. His roles included Director of Mortgages, Head of Learning and Director of Retail Banking.
Andy is passionate about travel, continuous learning and many sports. Locally he follows Sydney FC, Sydney Kings , St.George Dragons and the QLD Reds. He has been passionate about the rhino and its plight since the mid 1990’s. Andy also has a son Tom, who lives in England and visits regularly.
Tony Park was born in 1964 and grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney. He has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer.
He is also a major in the Australian Army Reserve and served six months in Afghanistan in 2002 as the public affairs officer for the Australian ground forces.
He and his wife, Nicola, divide their time between their home in Sydney, and Southern Africa. Tony is the author of eleven novels set in Africa and six non fiction books covering a wide range of topics. He is an ardent supporter of conservation and wildlife in Africa and is a patron of Painted Dog Conservation and a member of Wildlife and Environment Zimbabwe.