WSPA expands team to encourage international co-operation

Georgina Lock

The World Society for the Protection of Animals has expanded its senior management team as part of a new five-year strategic plan that is aimed at encouraging animal protection organisations throughout the world to work together.

WSPA aims to provide support, co-ordination and leadership, and thus to engage the power of the collective international community to tackle global animal welfare problems that "no single society can address alone," such as whaling and bullfighting.

Three new directors have been appointed: Leah Garces, a WSPA employee for two years, has become director of campaigns; Emma Hall has moved from the commercial world to become director of public relations; and Nigel Wilson, as the new disaster relief director, will head a team of international vets.

Peter Davies, director general of WSPA, said: "These appointments will help strengthen our existing management at an exciting time for the organisation as it strives to consolidate its position as a global leader in animal welfare, working with and through its member societies around the world."

WSPA is recognised by the UN and has more than 500 member societies across the world, including the RSPCA, the Scottish SPCA and The Brooke. The strategy is designed to increase membership and to develop fundraising worldwide.

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