Animal welfare charity appoints new chief

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Animal welfare charity Mayhew has appointed Sherine Wheeler as chief executive.

Wheeler, who has been a consultant and strategic advisor since last year, is the long-term successor to Caroline Yates, who moved last year to become the association’s head of projects and international relations after 14 years at the helm. job.

Wheeler is a former director of strategy and performance at Action for Children and before that he was director of strategy at Marie Curie.

She said: “I feel fortunate to join a committed, passionate and talented team and to be able to work with an experienced and committed Board of Directors as we take Mayhew into the next chapter of its long and important history.

“I really look forward to working closely with staff and volunteers, and alongside our supporters and many colleagues in the animal welfare sector to continue to build a strong, collaborative voice and improve the lives of cats and dogs who need us.”

Julianne Hicks, President of Mayhew, said, “Sherine has the skills and the experience and, most importantly, when you meet Sherine, you no longer doubt her commitment to our cause of improving the lives of cats and dogs. who need us.

“We are delighted that she has accepted the position and we look forward to working together.”

Howard Bridges has served as interim chief executive of Mayhew since April last year.

Wheeler will join the 136-year-old charity on August 30.

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