Our Board

Karen Rhodes

Karen has been involved with the Home since August 2006 when she adopted one of the Home’s long-termers, Homer. Karen’s background is marketing and advertising and she has led the Home in increasing awareness, fundraising and developing valuable corporate partnerships. Karen adopted her second dog Bronson from the Home in 2009. Sadly Homer and Bronson have now crossed the rainbow bridge, but she has given a home and much love to senior boy, Harley adopted in 2017. Karen devotes a huge volume of time to the Home and our dogs and is a regular weekend walker. She is always meeting her new “favourite” dog.

Lee-Anne Ashley
Vice President

Lee-Anne has volunteered for the Home since 2009 and joined the Board in 2013. In 2010 she started our now famous annual Trivial Pawsuit quiz night and also supports the Home in a range of events and fundraising initiatives. Lee-Anne's background is in marketing and fundraising which she has put to good use in helping the Home increase donations and event income. In 2016, after the loss of her beloved poodle DJ, she fostered golden oldie Luka 'just for a few weeks'. Needless to say, it was a 'foster fail'!

Chris Osborn

Chris is a lawyer in Perth specialising in commercial law. Chris has previously adopted two rescue dogs, one from the Hong Kong SPCA and the other from our Home. Chris worked on the Home's successful application for Designated Gift Recipient Status (by which donors obtain a tax deduction). He has worked in Australia and Hong Kong and was previously Secretary of the Hong Kong SPCA. Having made a significant and ongoing contribution to the Home, Chris is recognised as a Life Member.

Phillip Golding

Phillip is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has extensive experience advising a wide range of businesses on financial and taxation issues. He has been involved with not-for-profit organisations in medical research, health care and sport. Phillip and his wife are devoted humans for two golden retrievers.

Lynne Milligan
Board Member

Prior to Lynne joining our Board, she was (and still is) a long-term volunteer dog walker and has assisted us with events and fundraising. Lynne spends more time at the Dogs' Refuge Home than she does at home and whilst she doesn't have a dog at home, Lynne treats all of our homeless hounds as if they are her own.