Dr Rod Bennison is the Environmental Campaigns Manager and Chief Scientific Officer for Saffron Aid. 

Rod has been involved in environmental and animal protection issues since the late 1970s, from the sidelines to being deeply immersed in activism.

His work experience has taken him from government department, to party politics, to consulting for small and large businesses, and active roles in several environmental and humanitarian organisations.

He was a sessional academic for 13 years and until recently managed a dedicated and tight knit team of environmental scientists in an engineering and environmental consulting firm based in the Hunter Valley on Australia’s eastern seaboard.

He holds fellow/conjoint positions at several universities. Rod has extensive, established networks and friendships with many academics in the field of Animal Studies, and with animal and environmental activists.

Rod also is a founder and the chair of Minding Animals International.