Animal Welfare Advisory Council

The Animal Welfare Advisory Council (“the Council”) is a non-statutory body established to provide independent expert scientific advice to the NSW Government on animal welfare matters and proposed regulations to support the delivery of the NSW Animal Welfare Action Plan.

Council membership

Members of the Council have been appointed on the basis of their skills and expertise in the following categories:

  • Animal welfare science
  • Animal behaviour
  • Veterinary science
  • Animal science

The members of the Council are:

  • Dr Kersti Seksel (Chair)
  • Dr Raf Freire
  • Dr Anne Jackson
  • Dr Robert Johnson
  • Dr Sabrina Lomax
  • Dr Anne Quain
  • Dr Hayley Randle
  • Dr Peter White

Members are appointed by the Minister for a term of up to three years.

More information

The conduct of the Council will be consistent with the requirements of the NSW Government Boards and Committees Guidelines.