Our People

Our Team

General Manager Whangarei SPCA
Area Manager | Whangarei/Bay of Islands/Kaitaia SPCA

Francine Shields

Francine became the head of the Inspectorate team in 1997 and has been working as an Inspector for around 20 years. She has a strong belief in the role of the Inspectorate and is committed to the SPCA. She has always had a love for animals which is shown by the menagerie she has at home.


Helena Sweeting – Inspectorate Team Leader, Inspector

Jill Loney - Inspector

All our Inspectors have a wide knowledge of most animal welfare needs and an excellent working knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act 1999. If you would like more information about becoming an Inspector contact us or check out the Inspectorate page

Our Staff

Andrea Honeybun - Centre Team Leader, PA to Manager,  Fundraising Coordinator
Ani van Sinten – Dog Units Team Manager/Dog Trainer
Kristy MacDonald - Veterinarian
Vicki Herriott – Admin/Reception
Rebecca Anderson – Receptionist
Sue McDonald
- Centre Promotions
Sandra Clarke – Cat Isolation Supervisor
Anna Hurley - Cattery attendant/Dog Attendant/Vet Nurse
Carien Munro - Cattery Attendant
Kirsty Houghton – Dog Attendant
Jessica McIntosh - Dog Attendant
Viv Webb  - Dog Attendant/Volunteer Coordinator
Joy Eady – Centre Assistant/Caretaker
Anne Cozens - 2nd Chance Op Shop Coordinator
Michelle Potter - 2nd Chance Op Shop Coordinator
Lisa O'Hara - 2nd Chance Op Shop Coordinator (maternity leave)
Holly Hislop - 2nd Chance Op Shop
Hayley - 2nd Chance Op Shop
Bronwyn - 2nd Chance Op Shop
Renee - 2nd Chance Op Shop