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New Director of Operations at UK’s leading cat charity

12 November 2014
New Director of Operations at UK’s leading cat charity

12 November 2014
 
One of the most senior figures in animal welfare, David Newall, has been appointed Director of Operations at Cats Protection.


David, who has held major positions at both Dogs Trust and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, joins Cats Protection on 1 December to oversee the operational work of the charity. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare organisation and helps over 194,000 cats through its national network of 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres.

He will also implement changes to help the charity become even more effective, arising from a strategic review of its operations carried out earlier this year.

David brings a wealth of animal welfare and operational knowledge gained over the last 24 years, spending four of them as International Director at Dogs Trust and three as Deputy Director General with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. He has also worked for Merlin, the UK’s leading international health charity, directing relief operations in locations such as Afghanistan and Chechnya.
 
“I am delighted to be joining the world’s leading feline welfare charity, at a time when Cats Protection is exploring exciting and innovative ways of helping more cats,” said David. “I’m looking forward to using my experience in animal welfare to help Cats Protection continue making a real difference to the thousands of cats and kittens in its care.”

Commenting on the appointment, Cats Protection’s Chairman Heather McCann said: “We’re delighted to welcome David to the role and we’re looking forward to drawing on his vast experience to enable us to help even more cats.”