College Office Information

Mr Stephen Alderman - Chief Executive Officer


An experienced CEO and senior executive with over 20 years of experience, successfully leading organisations through significant change programs arising as a result of industry, legislative, and organisational reform.

With a background in the ICT, Government and Not for Profit sectors, Stephen believes that the values of humility, compassion, integrity and courage have been key in his career success. He has a very collaborative, inclusive and respectful leadership style encouraging people to actively participate in the growth and success of our organisation.

Dr Mary Anne Hiscutt - College Manager

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Mary Anne grew up in rural Tasmania and attended Sydney University, graduating in 1986. After four years working in mixed practice on the central coast of NSW she and her husband travelled to the UK with a back pack each, returning six years later with three children and half a container of belongings. Settling in Brisbane, Mary Anne combined part time work in small animal practice with raising children but stopped work when numbers five and six arrived.

After a period away from practice Mary Anne is keen to reconnect with her profession in a completely different capacity and regards her role within the College as a learning experience and welcome challenge.

Mary Anne has a varied menagerie as well as six children and a husband!

Dr Rachel Tan - Project Officer

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Dr Rachel Tan graduated from the University of Sydney before spending several years working in mixed practice on the South Coast of NSW. She completed an internship and residency in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sydney before relocating to the United States. During her time at Virginia Tech in the USA, she gained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Master of Science Degree. She is also certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture from Colorado State University.

After returning from the USA in 2008, Dr Tan became a founding faculty member of the newly created undergraduate Bachelor of Veterinary Science Degree at the School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University (JCU), Townsville. Here she was the coordinator of the Equine Clinical Studies Program.

Dr Tan is a registered specialist in large animal internal medicine and her clinical interests include equine respiratory, endocrine, metabolic and infectious diseases. In addition to joining the ANZCVS team as the Project Officer, she works in private equine practice in Brisbane.

Mrs Jenny Burnett - Examinations Officer

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Jenny joined the College in November 2021.

On completion of her Bachelor of Business Management from Griffith University degree in 2000, she secured herself an administration role within the Business School at Griffith University. While working fulltime she completed her Masters in Financial Planning also at Griffith University. She has continued with her administration role and took on the opportunity to tutor 1st year undergraduate students in areas of both Accounting and Financial Planning. After nearly 22 years at the university Jenny wanted something that was more challenging and a position that gave her satisfaction and allows her to achieve her goals in life. The opportunity at the College is one that she knows will give her lots of challenges and the opportunity to work with a team that is committed to get the best outcomes and how they can all make a difference to the workplace.

Jenny is married and lives with her husband on the southside of Brisbane. They have 2 adult children who still live in Brisbane.

She has 2 grandchildren which she loves spending time with and taking an interest in the things that they love in life.

Ms Emma Lombard - Assistant Examinations Officer

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Born in the UK, but raised in Africa, Emma emigrated to Brisbane in 2000. After the birth of her fourth son, she completed a Diploma in Editing (Publishing). Working first as Technical Publisher at Virgin Blue Airlines, and then a Scientific Editor at FRC environmental, she sought more flexibility to raise her sons as a single mum, so she turned her skillset to freelancing. She provided writing and editing support to clients in a variety of sectors including academia, education, and corporate. Seeking a late career change, Emma tapped into her creative side and became an award-winning historical fiction author in 2021.

Having successfully dragged her four boys into adulthood—and facing an empty nest and a solitary author life—Emma decided to return part-time to the office environment. As Assistant Examinations Officer at ANZCVS, she is keen to support College colleagues and stakeholders, and be a positive addition to the team. She is also mum to three cats, but isn’t a crazy cat lady—yet!

Mrs Elizabeth Masu - Assistant Examinations Officer

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Born in Brisbane and growing up in Ipswich, Elizabeth trained at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music, Majoring in Voice - Performance & Pedagogy. Elizabeth is a singer, actress and theatre maker, who has produced and performed work in Australia and the UK within the context of fringe festivals and theatrical cabaret.

Elizabeth enjoys working within educational environments, previously working as a coordinator at KLC School of Design in London and the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.

Elizabeth is also an animal lover and is therefore thrilled to be working for ANZCVS. She moved back to Brisbane from Sydney with her husband and Groodle Hugo at the end of 2022 and she has recently welcomed a new addition to the family, a delightful little girl.

Ms Maureen Thie - Administration Manager

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Maureen was born and raised in south-east Queensland. She studied early childhood education before heading over to the UK for a 3-year nannying stint, from there she moved into a Service Coordinator role for a serviced office provider in central London, helping to form a foundation in administration and support. Seeking more of a challenge, she changed jobs into a Business Support Administrator role which saw her progress to the company’s Office Manager.

17 years and a pandemic later, Maureen emigrated back to Australia with an unexpected passion in environmental and natural conservation efforts.

She loves spending time with family, cooking, boardgames/trivia and birdwatching.

Maureen is ecstatic to join the ANZCVS team after so long abroad and is keen on applying her experience and skills to her new role.

Mrs Rhonda Hodge - Administration Officer

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Rhonda Hodge grew up in the stunning Dandenong Ranges in Victoria with her siblings and an array of animal friends, from geese and goats to guinea pigs and a Donkey. After leaving High school and moving closer to the city, she went to business college, met and married her husband, Tony, and had their daughter, Alexandra. As a family they love to travel, go skiing, visiting Galleries and go hiking.

Rhonda worked as a Graphic designer and in Administration for many years before returning to university to achieve her Masters of Creative Arts degree at Deakin University. It was then she discovered her passion for portraiture and researching art history. She has since divided her time between working part time in Administration and her sole-trader artist studio where she creates various commissions and exhibition pieces.

She and Tony moved to Brisbane 4 years ago through his work, where they’ve loved settling into their new sunny lifestyle along the Brisbane river.

Mrs Sharyn Logan - Administration Officer

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Sharyn joins the college, transitioning back into the workforce following a brief period of Parental Leave. After completing her traineeship in Property Management, she continued in the Real Estate industry for 8 years as a qualified Portfolio Manager. Seeking a change of pace, Sharyn moved into a Service Co-Ordinator role with a Building Services provider where she spent the next 5 years.

Married with two young children, Sharyn loves spending time with her family and enjoys making memories. She hopes to add value and looks forward to contributing to the college team.