UK Team

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UK Team

IAPWA’s work is made possible by our passionate team, including many dedicated volunteers. You can find out more about our UK team and what they do below:

Nicky Stevens

Founder & CEO

Nicky founded IAPWA in 2009 following a trip to Borneo where she witnessed the plight of thousands of strays. Due to her work there, she was awarded a British Citizen Medal for international achievement. Since then, IAPWA have expanded to support animals in 9 countries. Nicky lives with our Borneo Ambassadog Louis and a rescue cat called Summer.

Rebecca McMeeking

Recruitment Director (V)

Rebecca has worked within the Recruitment industry for over 20 years and runs her own agency. She is passionate about finding the right people to support our work and loves spending time with her family and dogs, Shiloh and‎ Missy.

Marianne Beggs

Fundraising & Communications

Marianne has over 15 years’ experience in fundraising, events and communications. She is responsible for driving our fundraising activities, implementing new initiatives and projects. Marianne is a huge animal lover and has grown up with dogs all her life. She is currently a dedicated “Auntie” to family Labradors Boo and Nera.

Beth Jennings

Campaign Manager

Beth founded and manages the ‘Claws Out’ campaign against the captive breeding of lions, canned hunting and the lion bone trade. She is passionate about making a big difference through this campaign, which is in partnership with Born Free and the Olsen Animal Trust.

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Sophie Rooney

Challenge Event Manager (V)

Sophie is a passionate animal lover, former GB athlete and also the first lady to run the length of Scandinavia! Through this programme she’ll be creating a range of exciting UK and Overseas fundraising challenges and adventures every year to raise funds to support our work.

Carole AddaBerkane

Partnership Manager (V)

Carole manages our Elephant and Rhino partnerships.  She is passionate about helping wildlife and has enjoyed taking part in overseas fundraising challenges, and has also volunteered for wildlife campaigns and at Wildlife SOS in India.  Carole lives with her two cats, Spidee and Violet.

Jo Mackenzie

Project Co-ordinator - Romania (V)

Jo qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009. As well as her clinic nursing in the UK, she volunteers up to 3 times a year in areas of need, including India, Greece, Bosnia and Ukraine. She first visited Romania in 2016 and has volunteered there many times since and is committed to making long term change through developing our work within Romania.

Ruben Heijloo

Graphic Design & Marketing (V)

Ruben provides graphic design and marketing support. He has previously worked within events, marketing and film and has volunteered at a seal sanctuary and as a board member of an organisation against bull fighting.

Emma Jackson

Website & IT Manager (V)

Emma combines her two loves, animals and technology, in her role with IAPWA. She runs a doggy day care and boarding business in Shropshire with her furry sidekick Ted, a Miniature Schnauzer.

Love animals? Join the IAPWA Team!

Are you passionate about animals? Do you want to make a difference in animal welfare issues around the globe? Consider joining the IAPWA team! We are always looking for new volunteers to help bring new skills and ideas to the table. No time commitment, give as much or little as you can. See our open opportunities.