It is with great respect that RSPCA ACT is announcing the formal resignation of CEO Tammy Ven Dange with her time in the leadership positioning ending 30th June 2018. After four years at the helm, Ms Ven Dange has decided to move on to her next adventure.
“I have to say that the last four years have been some of the hardest and most rewarding times that I have had in my career. My passion for the mission and the animals in our care has not diminished in any way, but I feel that it is a good time for both the organisation to seek new leadership and for me to move on to other challenges.
I will sincerely miss the amazing people and animals that I have met in this role, and I feel so privileged to have been its steward. By the time that I leave at the end of the financial year, we will have seen the strengthening of the Animal Welfare Act, four years of financial surplus, the end of greyhound racing, a 90% rehoming rate across all species for the first time, and seeing an increase of community support and interest in animal welfare in the ACT.
My heart will always be with the RSPCA and the difficult, but fantastic work that the team does for animals in need in the ACT. I know that I am leaving the organisation in safe hands with a fantastic leadership team in place right now.”
Ms Ven Dange will continue to drive the organisation until the end of the financial year and will be working with the Board to ensure a smooth and systematic leadership transition.
RSPCA ACT Board President, Jeff Butler had the following to say, “The Board of RSPCA ACT wishes Tammy the best as she embarks upon the next phase of her professional career. She has had a profound and significant impact upon animal welfare issues within the ACT and has positioned the organisation well for the next chapter of our development.
The Board has appreciated her insight, advice and experience in helping to shape our organisational strategy, and we are confident that Tammy will be highly successful in whatever she next chooses to do.”
Are you interested in becoming RSPCA ACT’s next Chief Executive Officer? Information will be available on our website in the next fortnight.