We are delighted to welcome four new trustees to our Wild Welfare team! Dr Mark Penning (Vice President: Animals, Science and Environment for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, USA), Dr Heather Bacon (Veterinary Welfare Education and Outreach Manager at the University of Edinburgh’s Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, UK), Karen Fifield (Chief Executive, Wellington Zoo Trust, NZ) and Pat Simmons (Director and CEO of the North Carolina Zoo, USA) have joined Tamsin Cracknell (UK Lloyds Underwriter), Dr David Jones (Director Emeritus of North Carolina Zoo/Founder) and Bernard Harrison (Founder and Director of Bernard Harrison and Friends, Indonesia) to become trustee members.
Wild Welfare has been rapidly growing in the past few years, and we are particularly excited to have such an esteemed group of individuals joining us, helping develop Wild Welfare further, supporting our strategic planning and expanding our reach so we can support and work with even more captive facilities.
David Jones, Wild Welfare founder and current Chairman, said: “I’m delighted and honoured to have four of the most influential people in the zoo world join the current trustees.
“Their willingness to join the Board is a powerful reflection of the relevance and importance they put on Wild Welfare’s mission.”
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Janet Barber for her kind support to Wild Welfare during her time as a trustee. You can find more about each of our trustees HERE.