From 2018, the National Wild Dog Advisory Coordination Committee (NWDAPCC) has overseen the Stage 3 project implementation of the National Wild Dog Action Plan and the National Wild Dog Management Coordinator project. This replaced the Implementation Steering Committee (ISC) which guided the nationally-agreed framework from 2014 to 2017. NWDAPCC has a strategic and risk-based approach to wild dog management that emphasises humane, safe and effective techniques that mitigate wild dog impacts at appropriate scales.

ISC membership included an independent Chair; representatives from the small and large production animal sectors; delegates from the Department of Agriculture and Invasive Pests and Animals Committee; and a research and development representative.

The oversight structure is supported by a Stakeholder Consultative Group (SCG) which provides stakeholders with a voice in the Plan’s implementation and the opportunity to participate in activities. The SCG enables stakeholders to engage in setting directions and priorities.

Link: Executive Summary Stakeholder Consultative Forum 3rd and 4th December 2015

Link: Executive Summary Stakeholder Consultative Forum 28th February and 1st March 2017

For Stages 1 and 2 of the NWDAP, an Action Plan Implementation Manager (APIM) had responsibility for leading most of the Plan’s actions. For Stage 3, this manager supports the National Wild Dog Management Coordinator’s role in implementing elements of the Plan.


Governance Structure – National Wild Dog Action Plan Coordination Committee 2017 onwards

Stages 1&2 Implementation Steering Committee:

  • Chair: Duncan Fraser, Independent
  • Industry Peak Representative (Small Animal): Jim McKenzie (Wool, Sheepmeat, Goats)
  • Industry Peak Representative (Large Animal): Michael McCormack (Cattle)
  • Invasive Pests and Animals Committee: John Robertson (All State and Territory Governments)
  • Federal Government Representative: Matthew Koval (Department of Agriculture)
  • RD&E Representative: Andreas Glanznig (Australian Wool Innovation, Meat & Livestock Australia, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre)
Stage 3 National Wild Dog Action plan Coordination Committee:
State Farming Organisation Reps Name Position
AgForce Qld Karen Huskisson Landholder Representative
Western Australian Farmers Federation Scott Pickering Landholder Representative
Pastoralists & Graziers Association of WA Chris Patmore Landholder Representative (Chair PGA Livestock Committee)
Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association Adam Bowen Landholder Representative
Victorian Farmers Federation Peter Star Landholder Representative – WDCAC (DEPI) & VFF
New South Wales Farmers Michael Green Landholder representative
Livestock SA Geoff Power Landholder representative                                     Committee chair
Peak Industry Councils/Funders
Australian Wool Innovation Limited Ian Evans Program Manager Vertebrate Pests
Meat & Livestock Australia Ted Parish Program Manager – Adoption
Wool Producers Australia Jo Hall Chief Executive Office
Sheep Producers Australia Will Oldfield Sheep Health and Welfare Policy Manager
Cattle Council of Australia Justin Toohey Animal Health, Welfare, Biosecurity and Environment Advisor
Goat Industry Council Julie Petty MLA Project Manager – Goat Industry,
NSW Department of Primary Industries Peter Fleming Research Leader, Predator & Prey Management
Environment & Invasives Committee Ben Russell Manager, Pests and Weeds Unit, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Shalan Scholfield Director, Established Pest Animals and Weeds Team
Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Heath Molloy Senior Policy Officer
Centre for Invasive Species Solutions Richard Price Research Portfolio Director
Animal Health Australia Simon Humphrys Executive Manager, Biosecurity and Product Integrity Services
Project Team
Centre for Invasive Species Solutions Greg Mifsud National Wild Dog Management Coordinator
National Wild Dog Action Plan Wendy Allen Implementation Manager
National Wild Dog Action Plan Riccarda Brindley Communications Coordinator

The National Wild Dog Action Plan is an industry initiative endorsed by Government.

Last updated: February 13, 2020
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