For the past 18 years, Raelene has practised as a lawyer in Australia and is based in Melbourne, Victoria. Raelene is currently Managing Director and Principal of her own legal practice that specialises in legal and governance services for the animal, equine, veterinary and agriculture sectors. She is a Senior Fellow in the Melbourne Law Masters Program. She has a number of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in law and governance. Raelene has completed an undergraduate degree in equine science. Raelene is finalising postgraduate study at the University of Melbourne in agricultural science focussing on equine welfare. In 2018, Raelene will complete her major research project. Raelene plans to start her PhD in equine welfare after completing her project and having a brief holiday! Raelene has ridden since a young age and loves to spend time with her horses, Millie (14 year old off the track thoroughbred) and Tiger (26 year old Australian stock horse).