Ben Stapley
Executive Director

Ben Stapley commenced as Executive Director of Animal Medicines Australia in October 2016.

Prior to joining Animal Medicines Australia, he was the Chief Executive Officer of a major agricultural producer representative organisation. He has a strong background in advocacy, representation, policy development and media engagement, with extensive experience in chemical policy and advocacy that has included roles with the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA), CropLife Australia, Agsafe, AgStewardship Australia and the Commonwealth Department of the Environment.

Ben undertook his tertiary studies at the University of Adelaide and holds bachelors degrees in Architectural Design and Law.

Dr Charmian Bennett
Science and Technical Manager

Dr Charmian Bennett commenced as Science and Technical Manager of Animal Medicines Australia in February 2017.

Prior to joining Animal Medicines Australia, she was working at the Australian Veterinary Association on antimicrobial stewardship and animal health policy, following extensive experience in the research sector as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University. She has a strong background in science, focussed on complex multidisciplinary issues and evidence-based policy development.

Charmian undertook her tertiary studies at Monash University, the University of British Columbia (Canada) and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and holds postgraduate degrees in environmental science, geography and epidemiology, as well as qualifications in effective communication and teaching in tertiary education.

Vanessa Clark
Business Manager

Vanessa comes from an Advertising background in Sydney where she worked as Account Manager with clients such as Toyota and IKEA. Moving from Sydney to Canberra Vanessa worked at Point Project Management (now RMS) as Project Assistant/EA to the Canberra Principal. Following this she worked at Rork Projects, a construction company based in Canberra as Business Manager. Vanessa has now been with Animal Medicines Australia for over two years as Business Manager assisting in designing and implementing business plans and strategies, analysing resources and coordinating operations to ensure maximum productivity, management of accounts, HR and office operations.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sydney University and a Diploma in Advertising through UTS.

TAA2Tirzah Anglin
Media & Communications Manager

Tirzah Anglin commenced as Media & Communications Manager in December 2016.

Prior to joining Animal Medicines Australia, she was at membership based organisations and worked in government where her stakeholder engagement and communications skills became well honed. Tirzah has a reputation for organising projects with acumen in addition to building effective, cross functional relationships. She is a creative self-starter with a track record of achieving results.

Tirzah undertook her studies at Curtin University where she completed a PR, Journalism and Political Theory degree.

To connect with Tirzah her LinkedIn profile can be found here.