International Cat Care is delighted to announce that Nicola Martin shall be becoming a member of the charity to take over from Claire Bessant, who shall be retiring in August after 28 years as CEO.
Veterinary surgeon Nicola brings a wealth of expertise to the organisation as she is presently Chief Executive of Canine Partners. She can also be Chair of Trustees of Assistance Dogs UK and was beforehand a trustee of the Animal Welfare Foundation. While Head of Pet Health and Welfare on the PDSA, Nicola helped to develop and ship pet welfare strategic plans and veterinary companies, and designed and grew the ground-breaking annual PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report at the side of YouGov.
Nicola stated, ‘I’m thrilled to be appointed as CEO of International Cat Care and stay up for working with the trustees, the passionate workforce and numerous and knowledgeable stakeholders to proceed to enhance the lives of cats worldwide. The charity has been near my coronary heart all through my veterinary profession and the chance to guide the following section of its growth is extraordinarily thrilling. Over the final 28 years, Claire and the workforce have labored tirelessly with all those that share International Cat Care’s imaginative and prescient and have made vital strides ahead in so many areas of feline welfare. So a lot has been achieved for cats, however there may be nonetheless a lot to be carried out and I stay up for taking up the baton and discovering new and modern methods to work with others to make an actual distinction to the psychological and bodily well-being of cats worldwide.
Lynne Hill, Chair of Trustees for iCatCare, commented, ‘Recruiting a brand new CEO after Claire’s stewardship of the charity was at all times going to be a problem, however the trustees really feel that Nicola, together with her ardour for cats and expertise within the charity, schooling and welfare sectors, is the precise particular person to construct on Claire’s legacy. We stay up for working with Nicola to ship the imaginative and prescient of iCatCare and enhance cats’ lives all world wide by schooling, welfare initiatives, and thru working with our sponsors, vets, nurses and the general public.’
I’m the feline behaviour specialist at feline charity ‘International Cat Care’. We are about participating, educating and empowering individuals all through the world to enhance the well being and welfare of cats by sharing recommendation, coaching and keenness.