The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) says farewell this week as ZAA President, Kevin Tanner, steps down from his role on the Board, a move aligned to his recent resignation as Melbourne Zoo Director.
The Association would like to sincerely thank Kevin for his significant contribution to the Board and the Association. Kevin has been a valued member for many years since joining the ZAA Board in 2010. He was elected as the ZAA President in 2016.
The Board and the Association wish Kevin all the best for his future plans.
Introducing the new ZAA President and Vice-President
The Association is pleased to welcome Cameron Kerr, Chief Executive of Taronga Conservation Society to the position of ZAA President and Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive of Zoos South Australia to the role of ZAA Vice-President.
Cameron brings a wealth of zoological and director experience to the position. Prior to his current role as Director and Chief Executive at Taronga, he previously held various General Manager positions at the Taronga group, responsible for life sciences, marketing, media relations, environmental education, fundraising and partner/stakeholder management.
He joined the ZAA Board in 2009 and has experience sitting on the boards for the International Rhino Foundation, Ecotourism Australia and was a past President of the PKU Association of NSW.
Elaine also brings expertise and experience to the role with qualifications including an MBA and a Masters in Public Policy and Management, as well as qualifications in finance. She has experience in both the private and public sector in management, marketing and community engagement. In addition, she is also a Board member of Nature Play SA.
The Zoo and Aquarium Association is excited to welcome Cameron and Elaine to their new positions on the Board.