Leadership Team

Melanie Wilson

general Secretary

Mel has been vegan for around twelve years and has been involved in animal rights activism for the past four. She lives in Kirikiriroa and feels lucky that her whole family is vegan. Mel values honesty, integrity and kindness and is excited to be part of a political party aiming to be a voice for animals in parliament. Now is the time to join if you would like there to be a political party in Aotearoa that will push for change for animals. If you wish to contact Mel please email her at [email protected]

Rob McNeil

Executive President

Rob has been an animal advocate for over six years and has been involved in grassroots actions, government advocacy, direct animal rescue and many areas in between. By nature he is collaborative and actively supports working by consensus. Since co-founding the party Rob has devoted significant time and resources to ensure that this is a modern, effective party that will work hard for animals. If you wish to contact Rob please email him at [email protected]

Anna Rippon

Policy President

Anna has been an active member of the animal advocacy community since 2019. Previously she worked in administration for 15+ years, mostly in the Head Office of a large John Deere Dealership. Anna is currently working full time as a Legal Assistant in a large Law firm while working towards her Bachelor of Law. If you wish to contact Anna please email her at [email protected]

Electoral Candidates