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Zoological Parks Authority

20 Labouchere Road, SOUTH PERTH, 6151
08 9474 0444
The functions of the Zoological Parks Authority Authority, include controlling and managing Perth Zoo – in which zoological specimens are kept, displayed and cultivated/bred, for conservation, research, scientific, educational, cultural or recreational purposes. On 1 July 2017 The Perth Zoo became part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. This new department brought together the functions and staff of the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Rottnest Island Authority and the Zoological Parks Authority.
Bio last updated 12 Dec 2017

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Notable People

NamePositionYear Started
Mark Webb
Mark Webb *
Chief Executive2017
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Harriet Mills
Board Member (since 2017)2007
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Susan Harrington
Non-Executive Deputy Chair2010
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Brian Easton
Non-Executive Chair2011
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Alex Lamond
Board Member2012
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Nicole McAlinden
Board Member2013
Ian Cowie
Ian Cowie
Board Member2015
Kellie Pendoley
Kellie Pendoley
Board Member2016
Rebecca Tomkinson
Rebecca Tomkinson
Board Member2017
* Most Senior WA Executive

Past Employees

NamePositionYear StartedYear Ended
Wade Starkie Director, Corporate Development20132017
Claire Wright Director Community Engagement20102017
Albert Jacob Minister for Environment20132017
Peter Mawson Director Animal Health & Research20122017
Susan Hunt Chief Executive Officer20042017
Helen Robertson Director, Animal Health Services & Research20042012
Carol Shannon Corporate & Commercial Development Director20062012
Andrew Thompson Deputy Chairman20032011
Peter Metcalfe Chairman02011
Wen-Haur Cheng Director, Visitor & Education Services20042010
Colin Hyde Director, Life Sciences19952008
Cree Monaghan Co-Director, Aniaml Health Services & Research19982007
Margaret Nadebaum Deputy Chairman02007
Dominique Mecoy Marketing Manager, Perth Zoo20002007
John Howell Chairman2006
Garry Adams Director, Corporate Development20012006
Brian Easton Chief Executive, Perth Zoo19992003
David van Ooran Marketing, Visitor Services, Events Perth Zoo19982001
Ricky Burges Chief Executive, Perth Zoo19941998
Michael Yakovina Human Resources Manager & Advisor19911996
Pam Garnett Deputy Chairperson2010
Nicole Moody Board Member2011
John Knowles Board Member2011
Wayne Bradshaw Board Member2012
Maria Finnigan Director Life Sciences2007

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