With the ‘reins’ handed over from David Cook, I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Chief Executive of The Donkey Sanctuary. I have been in animal welfare all my life, it is my passion, and for more than 20 years now I have been running animal charities, including working with donkeys and horses internationally.
I was fortunate enough to know Dr S, or Betty as I knew her. She was an incredible woman. I will always remember her dedication to, as she said it, putting donkeys first, second and third.
There are over 50 million donkeys out there, and I have seen for myself how desperately many of these donkeys need us and need your support. So one of my first priorities will be to look at how we can reach more. I also intend to stand up for these down-trodden animals through advocacy, persuading decision makers and influencers around the world to make a difference.
There is much more to be done and I feel privileged to be the Guardian of this amazing charity and thank you most sincerely for your support.