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Effective until October 2021

Last updated: 12 January 2021

 

AGILITY COMMITTEE

Ms Gail Brindley (Chair)
Mrs Barbara Brown (DOGS ACT)
Mrs Sarah Wickham (DOGS WEST)
Mr Robert Mills (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Mr Reg Dwyer (DOGS NT)
Ms Frankie Moore  (DOGS NSW)
Mr Peter Dynan (DOGS SA)
Mrs Kendal Olsen (DOGS TASMANIA)
Mr Stephen Pearson (DOGS VICTORIA)

Click here to download the Agility Committee Charter


BREED COUNCILS LIAISON WORKING PARTY

Mrs Marie Merchant (Convenor)
Mrs Lynette Brown (DOGS NSW)
Mr David Sales (DOGS TASMANIA)

Click here to download the Breed Councils Liaison Working Party Charter

BREED STANDARDS COORDINATION GROUP

Mrs Marie Merchant (Chair)
Mrs Sue Mallia (Coordinator)-DOGS WEST
Mr William (Bill) Smith (Coordinator)-DOGS QLD
Mrs Jan Seary (Coordinator)-DOGS NSW
Mrs Linda Stevens (Coordinator)-DOGS ACT
Ms Glenys Alexander (Coordinator)-DOGS VICTORIA

Click here to download the Breed Standards Coordination Group Charter

BUSINESS SYSTEMS WORKING PARTY

Mr Brian Parker
(Convenor)
Mr Simon Mills (DOGS ACT)
Ms Pam Campbell
(DOGS WEST)
Mr Rob Harrison (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Mrs Carol Beckett (DOGS NT)
Mr Anthony Khamis (DOGS NSW)
Ms Hayley Prior (DOGS SA)
Mr Kerry Smith
(DOGS TAS)
Miss Lyndal Beel (DOGS VICTORIA)
TBA   (ANKC Executive Committee Representative)


CANINE HEALTH & WELLBEING COMMITTEE

Dr Karen Hedberg (Chair) BVSc Sydney
Ms Judith Woolley (DOGS ACT)
Dr Ambre Smith (DOGS WEST) BSc BVMS KPA-CTP
Miss Ainslie Carius (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Mrs Carol Beckett (DOGS NT)
Mrs Judy de Jong (DOGS NSW)
Mr Brian Parker (DOGS SA)
Mrs Carol Eastley (DOGS TASMANIA) BSc Grad Dip Lib
Ms Sylvia Power (DOGS VICTORIA) (Deputy Chair)

Click here to download the Canine Health & Wellbeing Committee Charter

CONFORMATION COMMITTEE

Mrs Lynette Brown (Chair)
Mrs Linda Stevens (DOGS ACT)
Mrs Heather Jones (DOGS WEST)
Mr Tim Thomas (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Mrs Carol Beckett (DOGS NT)
Mr John Sheppard (DOGS NSW)
Mr Lancelot Heilmann (DOGS SA)
Mrs Elaine Job (DOGS TASMANIA)
Mr Greg Browne (DOGS VICTORIA)


DANCES WITH DOGS COMMITTEE

Mrs Barbara Murfet (Chair)
Mrs Niccola Hardaker (DOGS ACT)
Mrs Jill Houston (DOGS WEST)
Mrs Coral Pethers (DOGS QUEENSLAND) (Deputy Chair)
Miss Michelle Clements (DOGS NT)
Mrs Joan Stewart (DOGS NSW)
Mrs Margaret Bourn (DOGS SA)
Miss Barbara Duke (DOGS TASMANIA)
Miss Sue Cordwell (DOGS VICTORIA)

Click here to download the Dances with Dogs Committee Charter (including Trick Dog)
 

TRICK DOG WORKING PARTY - (Subsidiary of the Dances with Dogs Committee)

Mrs Barbara Murfet (Convenor)
Mrs Niccola Hardaker (DOGS ACT)
Mrs Jill Houston (DOGS WEST)
Mrs Coral Pethers (DOGS QUEENSLAND) (Deputy Chair)
Miss Michelle Clements (DOGS NT)
Mrs Joan Stewart (DOGS NSW)
Mrs Margaret Bourn (DOGS SA)
Miss Barbara Duke (DOGS TASMANIA)
Miss Sue Cordwell (DOGS VICTORIA)


DRAFT TEST COMMITTEE

Mrs Sandra Wesselink (Chair)
Mrs Barbara Murfet (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Mrs Lyn Brand (DOGS NSW)
Mrs Sue Gray (DOGS TASMANIA)
Ms Sheridan Holmes (DOGS VICTORIA)

[NOTE:  DOGS ACT, DOGS WEST, DOGS NT and DOGS SA are not represented on this committee as they do not foresee their State/Territory conducting these trials.]


EARTH DOG COMMITTEE

Mrs Jan Cooke (Chair)
Miss Kim Dawson (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Ms Christine Stani (DOGS NSW)
Ms Tegan Whalan (DOGS SA)
Ms Selina Collins (DOGS TASMANIA)
Ms Elsa Hoggard (DOGS VICTORIA)

[NOTE:  DOGS ACT, DOGS WEST and DOGS NT are not represented on this committee as they do not foresee their State/Territory conducting these trials.]

 FLYBALL WORKING PARTY

Ms Michelle Gurney (Convenor)
Miss Christine Bates (DOGS ACT)
Ms Leigh-Ayn Absolom (DOGS WEST)
Mrs Barbara Murfet (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Miss Jessica Mellon (DOGS NSW)
Ms Tull Luttrell (DOGS TASMANIA)
Mrs Belinda O'Shea (DOGS VICTORIA)

[NOTE:  DOGS NT, DOGS SA are not represented on this Working Party as they do not foresee their State conducting these trials.]


HERDING COMMITTEE

Ms Tull Luttrell (Chair)
Mr Peter Shurmer (DOGS WEST)
Mr Peter Mayne (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Ms Ann Moy (DOGS NSW)
Mrs Kristen Hughes (DOGS SA)
Mr Brett Smart (DOGS TASMANIA)
Mrs Kate Dourley (DOGS VICTORIA)

[NOTE:  DOGS ACT and DOGS NT are not represented on this committee as they do not foresee their Territory conducting these trials.]


JUNIOR HANDLER COMMITTEE

Mrs Shellie Marshall (Chair)
Miss Brooke Mills (DOGS ACT)
Mrs Sarah Griffiths (DOGS WEST)
Miss Belinda West (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Mrs Diane Coe (DOGS NT)
Miss Belinda Beves (DOGS NSW)
Mrs Kylie Tilley (DOGS SA)
Miss Rachael Holloway (DOGS TASMANIA)
Miss Elise Edwards (DOGS VICTORIA)


LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

Mr Hugh Gent (Chair)
Mrs Ulla Greenwood (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Ms Wendy Downing (DOGS NSW)
Mrs Simone Bingham (DOGS TASMANIA)
Ms Jan Robinson (DOGS VICTORIA)


LURE COURSING COMMITTEE

Ms Anita Langford (Chair)
Ms Helen Mosslar (DOGS ACT)
Miss Danielle Simpson (DOGS WEST)
Dr Gaille Perry (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Ms Wendy Downing (DOGS NSW)
Mr John Lewington (DOGS SA)
Mr Griff Parry (DOGS TASMANIA)
Ms Sharne Quinn (DOGS VICTORIA)

[NOTE:  DOGS NT is not represented on this committee as they do not foresee their Territory conducting these trials.]


MISCELLANEOUS REGISTER WORKING PARTY

Mrs Lynette Brown (Convenor)
Ms Judith Woolley (DOGS ACT)
Mr Des Kehoe (DOGS WEST)
Miss Ainslie Carius (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Mr James Beckett (DOGS NT)
Dr Karen Hedberg (DOGS NSW)
Mr Brian Parker (DOGS SA)
Mr David Sales (DOGS TASMANIA)
TBA   (DOGS VICTORIA)


OBEDIENCE & TRACKING COMMITTEE

Mrs Raelee Hedger (Chair)
Miss Elaine Temby (DOGS ACT)
Ms Debbie Hyde (DOGS WEST) (Obedience)
Mrs Valeta Pethrick (DOGS WEST) (Tracking)
Mrs Barbara Murfet (DOGS QUEENSLAND) (Obedience)
Mrs Coral Pethers (DOGS QUEENSLAND) (Tracking)
Mrs Gloria Page (DOGS NT)
Miss Vicki Etherington (DOGS NSW)
Mr Brian Fielder (DOGS SA) (Obedience)
Mrs Josephine Miller (DOGS SA) (Tracking)
Mrs Christina Lowe (DOGS TASMANIA) (Obedience)
Miss Pat Hallam (DOGS TASMANIA) (Tracking)
Mrs Lyn Klecka (DOGS VICTORIA) (Deputy Chair)

Click here to download the Obedience & Tracking Committee Charter


OVERSEAS JUDGES APPROVAL BOARD

Mrs Marie Merchant (Convenor)
Mrs Linda Stevens (DOGS ACT)
Ms Pam Campbell (DOGS WEST)
Mr William (Bill) Smith (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Mr Myron Arthur (DOGS NSW)
Mr Darren Bowey (DOGS VICTORIA)

Click here to download the Overseas Judges Approval Board Charter


OVERSEAS JUDGES APPROVAL APPEALS BOARD

Mr Hugh Gent (Convenor)

And Presidents from two States other than the one where the host Club and those members of the Non Resident Judges Approval Board are located.


RETRIEVING & FIELD TRIAL COMMITTEE

Mr Trevor Stevens (Chair)
Miss Lara Sedgmen (DOGS ACT) (Retrieving)
Mr Robert Stott (DOGS ACT) (Field)
Mrs Heather Ellis (DOGS WEST) (Retrieving)
Ms Christine Thompson (DOGS WEST) (Field)
Mr Ron Jackson (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Mr Tom Rees (DOGS NT)
Mr Paul Hampson (DOGS NSW)
Mrs Lynette Lennel (DOGS SA) (Retrieving)
Mr Geoffrey Maudlen (DOGS SA) (Field)
Mrs Sue Axton (DOGS TASMANIA) (Retrieving)
Mr Paul Littlejohn (DOGS TASMANIA) (Field)
Mr Noel Eltringham (DOGS VICTORIA) (Retrieving)
Mr David Blacker (DOGS VICTORIA) (Field)

Click here to download the Retrieving & Field Trial Committee Charter

SCENT WORK COMMITTEE

TBA   (Chair)
TBA   (DOGS ACT)
Ms Yvonne Haynes (DOGS WEST)
Mrs Helen Lofthouse (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Ms Caroline Camilleri (DOGS NT)
Ms Susan Turner (DOGS NSW)
Mr Brian Fielder (DOGS SA)
Mrs Trisha Brown (DOGS TASMANIA)
Miss Sonja Needs (DOGS VICTORIA)

Click here to download the Scent Work Committee Charter


SHOW JUDGES TRAINING COMMITTEE

Mrs Marie Merchant (Chair)
Ms Linda Buckley (DOGS ACT)
Mrs Sue Mallia (DOGS WEST)
Mr Tim Thomas (DOGS QUEENSLAND) (Deputy Chair)
Mrs Carol Beckett (DOGS NT)
Mr Russell Britten (DOGS NSW)
Mr Michael Camac (DOGS SA)
Mr David Sales (DOGS TASMANIA)
Mrs Cathy Camac (DOGS VICTORIA)

Click here to download the Show Judges Training Committee Charter


SHOW JUDGES TRAINING REGULATIONS REVIEW WORKING PARTY

The National Show Judges Training Committee Chairperson, Marie Merchant will co-opt members to the Working Party as required.

 SLED SPORTS COMMITTEE

Miss Nathalie Church (Chair)
Miss Ainslie Carius (DOGS QUEENSLAND)
Miss Mandi Church          (DOGS NSW)
Mr Craig Heard (DOGS SA)
Ms Tammy Clark (DOGS TASMANIA)
Mr Mervin Turner (DOGS VICTORIA)

[NOTE:  DOGS ACT, DOGS WEST and DOGS NT are not represented on this committee as they do not foresee their State/Territory conducting these trials.]

 

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