The Parrot Society of Australia’s Management Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting. They are financial members of the Society and volunteer their personal time and resources to assist fellow members. Each of them shares a common passion for aviculture, particularly parrots or psittacines.


There are some general responsibilities that apply to all members of the management committee. These include:

  • Ensuring that the association complies with its rules and requirement of the Queensland Associations Incorporation Act
  • Acting honestly and in the best interest of the Society.
  • Exercising care, skill and diligence in carrying out their roles

To contact any committee member please click below.

The positions on the Management Committee are currently tendered as follows:

General Committee Member Position are currently tendered as follows:

  • Jeannie Murray
  • Rod Miller
  • Lloyd Dowling



The management committee is supported by sub-committees and volunteers who include:

  • Editorial
    (Vacant position)
  • AviTrader
    (Katie Cook)
  • Magazine & Internet Advertising
    (Mike Hannant)
  • Convention
  •  (Scott Hovelroud, Ben Bawden, Bev Bennion, Danielle Jones)
  • PSOA Online Media
    (Shane Hancock, Mike Hannant, Hannah Donaldson)
  • North Brisbane Bird Sale
    (Bev Bennion)



Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organisation bestows to an individual. These appointments go to people who have supported the Parrot Society of Australia and the profile of aviculture through their professional careers. The Society endorses the nomination of up to four patron positions each year at the Annual General Meeting. Provisions have been made for two veterinary, a national and international patron that represent the objectives of the Society in public forums and through their professional networks as advocates.

Veterinary Patrons


Dr. Adrian Gallagher
Owner - Brisbane Bird Vet, Brisbane, Queensland, AUS

Adrian has had an interest in nature and aviculture in general all of his life. He has kept a variety of species including finches, doves, pigeons, quail, poultry and parrots. Adrian graduated from Queensland University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (honours) in 1985. He achieved his membership with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian health in 1993. Adrian was always destined to have a career in avian medicine and after graduation commenced building an avian practice at the Brighton Veterinary Surgery (BVS). BVS was sold after 20 years to establish Brisbane Bird Vet, which is an avian only practice in Chermside on Brisbane’s Northside. Adrian has held committee roles numerous veterinary organisations e.g. Australian Veterinary Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians and Australian Avian Veterinary Medicine Association. He has had a long association with the Parrot Society of Australia, joining in 1986 and holding the position of patron. Adrian is also a director of the Parrot Trust of Australia.

Dr. Bob Doneley
Associate Professor - Avian and Exotic Medicine - School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland.

Bio coming soon

Steve Martin
Natural Encounters Inc.

Bio coming soon

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