About the board

Our role

Using its expertise, research results and best practice knowledge, the Dog and Cat Management Board (the board) has ensured that South Australia's regulatory and legislative framework has been reviewed and amended to improve the management of dogs and cats in South Australia.

Meet the board

The board draws on a range of expertise represented by nine members appointed by the Minister. Each member is appointed for up to three years on conditions determined by the Minister. Members are eligible for reappointment after that term expires.

The Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, requires four board members to be nominated by the Local Government Association (LGA) and four members by the Minister. The Chair is jointly nominated by both the LGA and the Minister.

David Parkin
Dr Susan Hazel
Board member
Dr Moira Jenkins
Board member
Dr Duncan McFetridge
Board member
Dr Philip Roetman
Board member
Dr Ron Somers
Board member
Brenton Thomass
Board member
Rocky Warren
Board member

Meeting dates

The Dog and Cat Management Board meets monthly, except in December, with meetings every second month and workshops/briefings in the alternate. The board regularly holds its meetings at metropolitan and regional council offices.

  • 23 February 2021 – Strategic Planning
  • 23 March 2021 – Workshop
  • 20 April 2021
  • 25 May 2021 – Workshop
  • 22 June 2021
  • 27 July 2021 – Workshop
  • 24 August 2021
  • 28 September 2021 – Workshop
  • 26 October 2021
  • 23 November 2021 – Workshop