Belinda Oppenheimer is a welfare advocate and practicing veterinarian currently working in general and referral unusual pet practice.
She has a decade of experience in animal shelter and welfare work and is a veterinary adviser and volunteer for numerous animal advocacy groups. She graduated with honours in her veterinary degree and went on to attain her Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets, indicating a high level of knowledge of the biology and care of commonly used laboratory species including rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs and ferrets.
Her interest in the use of animals in research stemmed from witnessing the use of greyhounds throughout her veterinary education, inciting a passion for a better way forward. Belinda first joined Animal-Free Science Advoacy in an advisory role in 2020, in memory of her greyhounds who were utilised in veterinary training prior to their adoption.
David is a distinguished professional specialising in corporate governance, risk management, and policy development, with a background spanning government, corporate, entrepreneurial, and not-for-profit sectors.
Holding an Executive MBA, he was awarded the 2016 Colin Brain Governance Prize for Business Ethics. David’s career is also enriched by his dedication to animal welfare. In this field, he plays significant roles in secretarial, risk management, and administrative capacities.
His adaptability across different roles and environments highlights a versatile skillset, emphasising his ability to implement effective governance in various organisational contexts.