G2Z People


Nell Thompson

The daily activities of G2Z are coordinated by Nell Thompson.

Nell has worked in the animal welfare, care and veterinary sectors for over 20 years and was the Victorian G2Z representative in the first few years of the program. She is the current Secretary of the Australian Institute for Animal Management Committee.

Nell is looking forward to assisting people with their aim of getting to zero euthanasia of healthy pets. Her background in shelter and pound operations and management and animal health is a great resource for Councils, shelters and all groups and individuals involved in the program.

We encourage you to make contact with Nell on 0427 981 759 or  info@g2z.org.au

Joy Verrinder

The strategic direction of the G2Z program is overseen by Joy Verrinder.

Joy Verrinder is currently studying and working part-time for Animal Welfare League of Queensland working with governments and other stakeholders at local, state and national levels to prevent the abandonment and killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs in pounds and shelters. Prior to this role, she worked full time in education.

Joy has been involved in animal issues for the past 30 years, has served on the Boards of numerous animal organisations, and as an animal welfare representative on a Queensland Department of Primary Industries Animal Ethics Committee, and the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy Education Working Group. 

Steering Committee

Roz Robinson - CEO Cat Haven WA
Tim Vasudeva - CEO RSPCA SA
richard mussell - CEO animal welfare league sa
Megan Alessandrini - director dogs homes of tasmania
andrew mason - ceo animal welfare league nsw
rikki ciolek - veterinarian rspca act