Animal programs

Animal welfare charity bolsters its global leadership team

SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) has strengthened its global leadership team with the appointment of three directors.

Kit Vaughan joined the charity as director of global programs at Save the Children, where he was senior adviser on climate change. He previously held leadership positions at Donkey Sanctuary, Care International UK and WWF.

He directs strategic development and program delivery operations.

Elsewhere, Gita Patel joins as director of global resources, with responsibility for finance, human resources, IT as well as legal and governance matters.

She previously held leadership positions with the international development charity Practical Action, the International Commission on Missing Persons and HelpAge International.

Meanwhile, Linda Evans takes on the new role of director of global animal welfare. Qualified vet Evans comes from The Donkey Sanctuary, where she has set up her Veterinary Policy Advisory Services team.

They report to SPANA’s Managing Director, Linda Edwards, who said, “We are delighted to have Linda, Kit and Gita join SPANA.

“They bring with them a wealth of expertise in their respective fields, and I look forward to working closely with them as we move forward with our ambitious plans to grow and maximize the impact of our work and make a lasting difference. and transformative in the lives of working animals around the world.