Delta's Board of Directors

Chairperson

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Hannah Stenning

Hannah Stenning, BA

Hannah is a media professional and currently works as Head of Video for News Corp Australia, news.com.au.  Previously she worked as a producer for Channel 9 at the Today Show and 60 Minutes. 

After a decade working for some of Australia's biggest media organisations she understands what engages and moves Australians, especially on social media. 

A lifelong animal lover, she currently lives with two free range rabbits and a Bernes Mountain Dog named Pumpkin.

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John Broome

John Broome

John is CEO of the Association of Australian National Advertisers (AANA), an industry body prepresenting Australia's advertisers.  Prior to AANA, John had a 25 year marketing career in serveral packaged goods categories uncluding food, confectionery, cleaning and personal care, having worked with a number of global companies including Unilever, Kellogg, Nestle and Reckitt Benckiser.

Originally from Yorkshire, England, John has lived ad worked in several countries, including the US and Canada and is married to Jacquie with two daughters, Leah & Anna He has never been without a dog in the home and having become a volunteer at Greyhound Rescue, he has now adopted two greyhounds, Grace Kelly & Arlo, to add to the already resident cattle dog, Rory.

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Dr Kersti Seksel

Dr Kersti Seksel

BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM

Kersti graduated in Veterinary Science from Sydney University and became very interested in animal behaviour while working overseas. To further her knowledge she went back to university graduating from Macquarie University with a BA in Behavioural Sciences with a major in psychology. In 1992 she began developing the program of Puppy Preschools® in veterinary hospitals around Australia. This interest led her to complete a MA (Hons) degree by thesis on the long and short term behavioural effects of puppy socialisation and training programs. She is a registered veterinary specialist in Animal Behaviour, a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary scientists in Animal Behaviour, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviourists and a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine- Companion Animals. She is an adjunct senior lecturer at Charles Sturt University and honorary associate at University of Sydney. Kersti is a member of the AICD.

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Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin BEc MBA (RMIT)

Rebecca has held senior corporate positions at Ford Motor Company in Australia and in Detroit, USA over 20 years. These roles covered a diverse range of disciplines including Sales, Marketing, Finance and Government Relations. She has been the CEO for a JV start-up for Macquarie Leasing and held that position for three years before starting her own business – HEATHMARTIN – specialising in Executive Coaching, Leadership and Productivity.

Rebecca’s leadership experience extends from the management of large corporate teams with accompanying budgets to small start-up teams developing policies and processes and driving growth with limited budgets. She loves working with and motivating teams of people or individuals.

She has held a number of Board and Advisory Board positions over her career, is a mentor for the Young Professional Women’s Association and has been a Delta volunteer for five years visiting Long Bay Forensic Hospital. She is constantly amazed at the impact a dog can have on people’s lives.

Deputy Chairperson

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Christine Ryan

Christine Ryan

Christine joined the Delta Society as a volunteer in November 2013 working with her Schnoodle Marley at the spinal unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.  After a rigorous selection process, Christine was invited to join the board in November 2017.

Christine has an extensive background working as a retail executive for a number of Australia’s leading retailers.  With a career specialising in marketing, she also brings to the Delta Society a wide range of skills including integrated communications, sourcing and procurement, customer service expertise and supplier relationship management, budget management and senior leadership. 

In recent years Christine has worked as a retail consultant and work as a Delta volunteer at the Children’s Hospital at Randwick with her dog Marley as a therapy dog team.

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Shane Matthews

Shane Matthews

Shane is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years’ experience across several industries, including education, professional services, government and veterinary services. Shane is currently General Counsel and Company Secretary at Australia's largest group of veterinary clinics and hospitals. Previously, Shane was General Counsel and Head of Compliance and Governance for a large international education company and held a senior in-house legal position at one of Australia's universities.  Shane has a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degree, and a Masters of Laws from ANU.  Shane's work as an in-house lawyer has earned him recognition as a finalist in the Corporate Counsel awards in 2016, 2017 and 2020.  Outside of law, Shane enjoys spending time with two miniature Dachshunds, Diesel and Elle.