The chief executive of the Movember Foundation, Owen Sharp, is set to take over as CEO the Dogs Trust in July, the charity has announced.
Former Dogs Trust CEO Adrian Burder sadly passed away in October last year, following a short illness. He had worked at the charity for more than 20 years, formerly as marketing director, before becoming chief executive in 2014.
Mr Sharp began his career as a nurse in Glasgow and has worked in a number of leadership roles in hospitals across the UK. Before joining the Movember Foundation, he previously worked as deputy chief executive at Victim Support and CEO at Prostate Cancer UK.
Commenting on his appointment, he said: ““I have watched Dogs Trust go from strength to strength, and be a much-respected force for good in the sector. As a dog lover and owner I’ve found the charity to be a helpful source of information and advice. I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to lead the organisation.
“I know the charity has ambitious goals, with a new rehoming centre opening in Cardiff in 2021 and plans for helping more people understand their dogs. I can’t wait to play my part in making this – and more – happen, as their new CEO.”
Interim CEO at the Dog’s Trust, Jim Monteith, added: “We’re delighted that Owen will be joining Dogs Trust. Owen has a strong history of leading incredibly successful charities, including Movember and Prostate Cancer UK.
“He impressed us with his wealth of experience, his thorough knowledge of the sector as well as his positive personality. He’s exactly the person we need to take up the reins here and we’re looking forward to him getting started.”
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