After 18 years with Mayhew, CEO Caroline Yates has stepped down as CEO to take up an internationally targeted position inside the animal welfare charity. Effective as we speak, Howard Bridges has joined Mayhew as Interim CEO, bringing an unlimited quantity of expertise from the assorted senior and CEO roles he has held at animal welfare and veterinary organisations.
In her new position, Caroline turns into Head of International Projects & Relations, reporting into the brand new CEO. She will create, drive and ship the strategic imaginative and prescient for Mayhew’s worldwide endeavours, which this 12 months have fun 20 years because the first pilot challenge in Russia. This early challenge really led Caroline – residing in Moscow on the time – to first hear about Mayhew, so it’s particularly becoming that as we speak marks her journey coming full circle.
Working with the present groups in Afghanistan and Georgia on this newly-created position, Caroline shall be tasked with delivering even higher influence in among the world’s most difficult environments for animals.
Recent successes for Mayhew’s worldwide groups have included the creation of the Animal Birth Control Centre in Kabul, and work with Tbilisi City Council on the inception of a programme to handle the problems surrounding free-roaming canine populations and the supply of veterinary coaching.
Commenting on her new position, Caroline stated: “After nearly 18 years with Mayhew, 14 of them as CEO, I’ve determined to step down from my present position to guide on an necessary space of Mayhew’s work that I’m significantly keen about.
“I really first grew to become conscious of Mayhew in 2003 whereas residing in Moscow, the place I used to be fascinated by the road canine inhabitants there and needed to do one thing to assist. I met Mayhew skilled vets in Russia and jumped on the probability to hitch the organisation once I returned to the UK.
“I’m now extremely excited to have the chance to create and implement the imaginative and prescient to raise our worldwide efforts and construct upon the distinctive work that our groups have been doing for a few years.”
Howard Bridges has been appointed interim CEO because the seek for Yates’ successor commences. After getting into the charity sector from the company world in 2007, Howard Bridges grew to become interim CEO and subsequently Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations & Estates at Battersea.
Howard has additionally headed up initiatives to create new methods for Jerry Green Dog Rescue and Blue Cross, as a part of his in depth contracting help for animal charities. In his most up-to-date everlasting position, Howard spent 5 profitable years as CEO of Edinburgh Dogs and Cats Home, the place he elevated fundraising, applied the charity’s first five-year-strategy, and helped 1000’s of animals to seek out their ceaselessly houses.
Effective 31 March, as interim CEO, Howard will draw upon his a few years’ expertise to guide Mayhew and guarantee neighborhood engagement stay on the coronary heart of the organisation.
Howard stated: “As interim CEO, I really feel privileged to be main Mayhew into an thrilling interval of alternative post-pandemic. It’s an honour to be concerned with one in every of London’s most revered animal welfare charities, recognized for serving canines, cats and communities for 135 years. With the continued dedication and arduous work of our group, volunteers and supporters, I sit up for us persevering with the nice work collectively.”
Julianne Hicks, Chair of Mayhew added: “We are delighted to welcome Howard while with the ability to retain Caroline’s enthusiasm and experience inside Mayhew, as we proceed our unwavering dedication to elevating consciousness of the significance of animal welfare and the human-animal bond.
“We are excited to have Caroline leverage the success of the progressive worldwide programmes involving companion animals that we’ve got delivered beforehand, in India and Russia, to raise our influence in Afghanistan and Georgia. Community engagement stays on the coronary heart of all that we do.”
For additional particulars on Mayhew’s work within the UK and internationally see www.themayhew.org