Cat Charity Appoints New Trustee

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Cat charity appoints new Trustee
28th September 2016

By Karen Pickwick

A cat lover with a wealth of public sector and voluntary experience has been selected to join the Board of Trustees at Cats Protection, the UK’s largest cat charity.
 
Irene Campbell has been appointed to sit alongside eight fellow volunteer Trustees to help steer the governance of the charity, which has its head office in Chelwood Gate, Sussex.
 
Irene, who lives with her own cat, Linnea, was previously assistant director of Customer and Community Services at East Sussex County Council before taking early retirement this year to focus on other interests, including her voluntary work.
 
With a degree in modern languages and a PhD in English literature, Irene, of Peacehaven, Sussex,  has vast experience in overseeing the development of public buildings.
 
As well as acting as a Trustee for various charities over the past 20 years, she also has previous experience volunteering for Cats Protection, having helped set up a branch in Sussex more than 30 years ago.
 
“I’m a huge cat lover and a great supporter of the voluntary sector, so it really is a privilege to join Cats Protection’s Board of Trustees,” she said. “The charity has a great forward-thinking ethos and I’ve been so impressed by the work it does in campaigning to improve feline welfare and educating the public on cat care, as well as the sheer number of cats it helps through its rehoming and neutering work.”
 
Cats Protection is the UK’s largest cat charity, helping more than 500 cats every day through a network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 centres.