Our Board

The Vegan Australia team is supported and guided by a team of hardworking and dedicated volunteer Board members (you can meet our staff and skilled volunteers here), who help Vegan Australia to be an effective vegan advocacy organisation.

Our wider team includes our contractors, especially the team working on our Vegan Australia Certified program, former board directors who have made a huge contribution to where we are today, the talented writers, designers and researchers who have worked on Vegan Australia projects in the past, our generous members and donors, our Vegan Australia Certified business partners and everyone else who plays a part in advancing veganism in Australia. 

If you have a special skill you can share or you'd like to see what opportunities we have for you to help out, we'd love to hear from you. Please see our Volunteer page.

Greg McFarlane

Board Director

Greg decided to go vegan over 25 years ago after learning about the suffering inherent in the egg and dairy industries. A software developer by trade, he has been actively involved in the animal rights and vegan movements for the past 15 years, including as a former committee member and president of Vegan NSW. Recognising the clear need for a national voice for veganism, Greg helped found Vegan Australia as a registered charity in 2014. He was motivated by a strong belief that people and institutions must be encouraged and supported to include animals in their circle of compassion. He often speaks to the media and to government inquiries about a broad range of issues including public health, the environment, animal rights and agriculture. Greg believes that the rights of animals will be best protected by cooperation between like-minded groups both nationally and internationally. 

Favourite quote: "If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn't we?" - Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary

Favourite resources: Books and films have been important influences for Greg, including The Case for Animal Rights, by Tom Regan

Heath Kilgour

Board Director, Chair of the Board

Heath has had a long career in media, marketing, digital and innovation. He has worked in startups (including two of his own) and big organisations such as News Corp, Deloitte and Disney. He holds a bachelor of Business (Marketing) from RMIT University and has completed further qualifications at the Harvard Business School's executive program. Heath is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors course. He has been on the board of the Entrepreneurs' Organization and chaired the finance role. He is a director of Animals Australia and Edgar's Mission. Today, he is an active investor. Heath would like to see many more Australians considering themselves vegan and hopes that Vegan Australia can play a leading role in this important change.

Favourite quote: “If you think eating meat is just a personal choice, you’re forgetting someone.” —  Unknown.

Favourite resources:

Rachael Morris

Board Director

Rachael has been committed to veganism since 2008 and joined the board of Vegan Australia in 2022. With a Masters in Publishing and Communications, she has made a career as a writer and editor, and was the managing editor of print magazine Nourish Plant-based Living for four years. During that time, the vegan publication reached audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand, and released special editions across America and Canada. Rachael previously volunteered for Edgar’s Mission, Coalition Against Duck Shooting and Animal Liberation Victoria, and sees great value in putting vegan ethics into action while connecting with the vegan community. She takes an inclusive approach to vegan advocacy, and believes all forms of activism are important to reaching the largest number of people, wherever they are on their vegan journey.

Favourite quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Favourite resources: As an unapologetic foodie, Rachael's favourite resources are vegan recipes, which help people live their vegan values in the most delicious way! She also is a great believer in the power of supported challenge months, such as Vegan EasyNo Meat May and Veganuary.

Anu Srinivasan

Board Director

Anu is a strategist, entrepreneur, and an influencer who shifts and transforms businesses to deliver their vision. She mentors and coaches with passion, partnering and guiding her clients to effectively strengthen and elevate their leadership. She is currently the Managing Director of Procurement at PwC. She has 20+ years’ corporate experience working across top and mid-tier consulting, telco, financial services, health care and government.

Anu is the founder of Shvaas yoga, with a focus on mindfulness as a key leadership skill. She is a Yoga Australia registered yoga teacher. As an entrepreneur she brings a high level of empathy and EQ to compliment her leadership. Anu is a keynote speaker, frequently invited to industry forums to share her thoughts on leadership, talent, strategies for amplifying success and empowering to unleash the untapped potential.

Her practice on the mat has led her towards a journey internally, guided and grounded by strong ethics, veganism being one of those.

She loves getting on the mat, travelling and volunteering time as a Board Director for impactful organisations such as Vegan Australia and Fernlea Community Care.

Her favourite quote is by a yogi...."whatever questions you choose to ask, your life will become the answer"!

Follow her on Instagram here, Linkedin here

Vegan Australia is an animal rights organisation that campaigns nationally for veganism. 
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