Dr Liz Walker, CEO, RSPCA Victoria
Liz graduated in 1989 from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons). Liz spent six years in private practice (small animal) and conducting research in veterinary parasitology at The University of Melbourne before working in the veterinary industry in sales, marketing and operational roles with MARS Petcare, Bayer Animal Health and Gribbles Veterinary Pathology. Along the way, she gained a Master of Management (Marketing) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. In 2010 Liz moved into the NFP sector, spending four years as CEO at Lort Smith Animal Hospital, the largest companion animal hospital in Australia. Liz has been CEO at RSPCA Victoria since 2014. Providing animal welfare expertise to multiple organisations, Liz is a member of the Victorian Government’s Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Animal Welfare Committee, and Racing Victoria’s Equine Welfare Advisory Council.
Liz has four children - two boys and two girls aged between 12 and 19, a golden labrador named Princess Esther the Great, and two ginger cats; Mummicat and Redicat.