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Our Trustees

UFAW’s council of trustees are responsible for the governance of the charity. They meet regularly to review the strategic direction of the organisation, monitor finances and receive reports from senior management.  

The strategic direction of the charity is set by the Senior Management Team who are also responsible for the day to day running of the charity. The Senior Management Team consists of the Chief Executive/Scientific Director, Charity Secretary and Research Director.

We currently have 13 trustees:

Mike Radford OBE LLB (Chair) 

Mike Radford is presently Chair of both UFAW and HSA.  He has been a trustee since 1998 and previously served as Chair between 2014 and 2016.  He is Reader in Animal Welfare Law and UK Public Law in the University of Aberdeen.  Mike established the first course in animal welfare law to be offered by a university law school in the UK (and, possibly, Europe) and has more than thirty years' experience of working with scientists, politicians, officials, and NGOs in developing policy and legislation relating to animals.  He has served as a trustee of  Dogs Trust, the PDSA, and as a member of the Companion Animal Welfare Council and the Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding.  Mike is presently a trustee of the Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare/the UK Centre for Animal Law and Chair of its Scottish Committee, and is a founder member of the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission.  He was appointed OBE in 2008 for services to animal welfare law.


Corrie L McCann BSc ACA (Honorary Treasurer) 

Corrie McCann is the Director of Operations and Assistant Registrar at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). She is responsible for making sure that the RCVS have the right working environment, appropriate financial framework in place and, also for registration with the RCVS and maintenance of the registers in accordance with relevant legislation.

Corrie is a Chartered Accountant and has experience of working in the charity sector, the fire brigade, commercial sector and internal audit.





Siobhan Abeyesinghe BSc MSc PhD PGCertEd FHEA

Siobhan is a Senior Lecturer and welfare scientist at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), with expertise in animal behaviour.  She was appointed Head of Group to the RVC Animal Welfare Science and Ethics group in 2014.  Siobhan is passionate about the importance of evidence-based underpinning of our understanding, assessment and promotion of animal welfare, through her teaching of biological science, veterinary and veterinary nursing students and her research.  Siobhan’s research, primarily on farmed species, has explored fundamental understanding of animal biology, such as animal cognition and new ways to measure welfare, through to applied issues, such as monitoring individual welfare in very large groups and welfare at slaughter. Siobhan has previously served as a member of the Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel for the British Veterinary Association and is currently Member of both the British Hen Welfare Trust Scientific Research Committee and Science Advisory Board for Dogs Trust.



Professor Richard M Bennett BSc MSc PhD ARAgS

Richard Bennett is Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Reading. His research interests are wide in relation to animal welfare but he has a particular interest in the economics and social science aspects of animal health and welfare on which he has published extensively. He has served on various animal health and welfare committees including the England Implementation Group of the Animal Health and Welfare Strategy (2005-2009), Chair of the Veterinary Development Council (2011-2013), 10 years on the government’s Farm Animal Welfare Committee (2005-2014) and served as a trustee of the Farm Animal Welfare Trust.




Emily Craven MA VetMB PGCertVPS MRCVS

Emily is a clinical vet with a production animal focus. She has always had an interest in ethics and welfare, including doing clinical research in pain perceptions in dairy cattle lameness. 

When not working she enjoys the company of cows and horses and is a national level athletics technical official. She has also recently discovered crossfit and suspects she's on the slippery slope of becoming a weightlifter!






Jane Downes BVSc MRCVS

After graduating from Veterinary School at Bristol University Jane entered general veterinary practice in North Yorkshire and went on to specialise in veterinary public health.  She joined the Meat Hygiene Service in 1995 and was appointed as the Veterinary and Technical Director in 2002.  In 2010 she led the chemical safety group at the Food Standards Agency. Jane has worked with all sectors of the food chain and with research organisations improving food safety and animal welfare.  Jane is the Chair of the Pig Health and Welfare Council, a member of Defra’s Animal Welfare Council and Chair of the Welfare at Slaughter group, a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and Chair of Food and Drink Qualifications Ltd (FDQ) which provides qualifications and apprenticeship endpoint assessments across the food chain.


Alison Enticknap

Alison is Director of Strategy and Change at the British Horseracing Authority and a founder member of racing’s industry-wide and independently chaired Horse Welfare Board, which has developed and published an ambitious strategy for equine welfare in the sport.

Alison has broad experience in communications, including media relations, campaigning & public affairs, from roles at Virgin Atlantic, Powergen, T-Mobile, the Natural History Museum and the RSPB, as well as an academic background in politics and policy. She has a particular interest in reputation management and in campaigns designed to change public and political attitudes




Paula Junqueira BSc (Hons), MBA, CFP®

Paula Junqueira is an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in London advising entrepreneurs, ultra-high net worth families, foundations and family offices. In this role, Mrs Junqueira is responsible for coordinating and delivering investments, credit and estate-planning advice to clients with a diverse spectrum of financial needs, as well as providing access to the broader J.P. Morgan global network and  platform.

Mrs Junqueira brings 15 years of industry experience at J.P. Morgan. Prior to moving to London, she was part of the leadership team that established J.P. Morgan new office in Luxembourg and led a team of advisors covering multi-jurisdictions families. Mrs Junqueira was previously the COO of U.K. & Ireland Private Bank and before moving to Europe, she held several roles in New York and Sao Paulo, including Business Manager, Banker and Market Risk Analyst. Mrs Junqueira started her career at the FX, commodity and fixed income proprietary trading desk.

Mrs Junqueira holds an MBA and is a graduate of Keble College, Oxford University. She completed her business administration bachelor’s degree at Fundacao Getulio Vargas Business School, Brazil and is also a Certified Financial Planner®.

Paula leverages her professional experience to advise and mentor female entrepreneurs, animal welfare & youth education focused charities.


Dorothy McKeegan BSc (Hons) MSc PhD PGCAP

Dorothy is an animal welfare scientist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. She has wide ranging research interests relating to animal welfare and animal ethics, with expertise in behaviour and neurophysiology and a particular interest in farm animal welfare.  She has worked extensively on avian pain, sensory physiology and humane slaughter, leading major research projects on avian chemical senses, beak trimming and development of new methods of on-farm killing and pre-slaughter stunning.  She was the recipient of the HSA’s Humane Slaughter Award in 2019.  In her teaching role, Dorothy delivers an integrated programme of animal welfare science and ethics in undergraduate curricula and she co-coordinates the Glasgow MSc in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. She is a member of Defra’s Animal Welfare Committee and Welfare at Slaughter Group, and is a current or previous holder of several other committee roles for BBSRC, BVA, Dogs Trust, AVMA, WPSA and food industry partners.      


Anna Olsson MSc PhD

Anna is an animal welfare scientist. She has set up and leads a research group in animal welfare at the i3S, University of Porto, Portugal. She has a background in farm animal behaviour and welfare, and presently works primarily with laboratory and companion animals and the ethics of human use of animals. She coordinates training in laboratory animal science for researchers and heads the institutional animal welfare and ethics review body.  She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Swiss 3Rs Competence Centre (since 2018), editorial board member of the journal Laboratory Animals (since 2004) and academic editor for PLOS ONE (since 2016).



David Pritchard BSc BVetMed MPH MRCVS

Dr David Pritchard is a consultant in Animal Welfare Science and Practice. David was formerly Senior Veterinary Consultant on Animal Welfare for Defra, UK, and spent 15 years as a researcher on the epidemiology and diagnosis of infectious disease of farmed animals at the Central Veterinary Laboratory, UK. He was a Director of Veterinary Consultancy Services Limited and held an Honorary Senior Lectureship at the Royal Veterinary College, London.

He has 21 years’ experience of international negotiation of veterinary rules for EU Trade, disease control and animal welfare. He chaired the Treaty for Farm Animal Protection of the Council of Europe and was veterinary adviser to the Farm Animal Welfare Council for ten years. David was a member of the European Forum for Animal Welfare Councils (EuroFAWC) and led the Defra animal welfare science research, revisions of animal welfare legislation, and welfare operations including outbreaks of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). He has lectured in many countries and been appointed examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Universities of London and Edinburgh.

David has authored scientific papers and book chapters on law, strategies and quality assurance of animal welfare, and low pressure atmospheric stunning (LAPS). He has an interest in veterinary services developing and implementing effective policies for improving animal welfare internationally through the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument of the European Commission (TAIEX) and with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). David has 15 years’ experience of coordinating Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF) courses on welfare at killing and slaughter, during transport and contingency planning. He has contributed to EU welfare projects including EUWelNet, Animal WelfAre Research in an enlarged Europe (AWARE) and EUBPAK. David coordinated provision of an evidence base of LAPS of poultry and negotiations for its inclusion into EU law.

Current activities include advice to World Horse Welfare, the FDQ Awarding Body and acting as an expert witness of the court.


David R Sargan MA PhD 

David is a senior lecturer and principle investigator working in comparative genetics of inherited disease in companion animals in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge.  At the Dick Vet in Edinburgh he started working on the dog as a repository for inherited traits that replicate human inherited disease, with initial interests in eye disease. This work quickly led to an appreciation of the welfare problems being caused by the search for extremes of conformation and also carried along at high frequency through inbreeding and other genetic bottlenecks.  Currently his major research interest is Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome.

David’s other major interest is in educating young scientists, and he has served this cause in numerous capacities both locally and nationally.  He established the Graduate School of Life Sciences at the University of Cambridge and was its first Director.  He is currently the Chair of the Training Committee of the University of Cambridge’s BBSRC Doctoral Partnership, Director of Graduate Education for the Veterinary School, and serves on numerous other committees involved with training in the University and on the UFAW and HSA grants and funding committees.


Emma-Louise Singh MCIOF (advDip) 

Emma-Louise Singh MCIOF (advDip) is an experienced fundraiser with 17+ years’ of hands-on experience across multiple fundraising tactics, including: Trusts and Foundations, Events, Community and Corporate and in particular strategic fundraising development. Her experience has been drawn from a diverse range of sectors, including animal welfare, International Development, health, social welfare and disability.  Emma-Louise has worked for both large household names, such as Christian Aid and as a sole fundraiser for small and local organisations, where she implemented and developed new fundraising strategies and programmes. She also has experience of fundraising for membership organisations.

Emma-Louise founded Nova Fundraising & Associates Ltd in 2017 which helps small and medium sized charities shine through excellent and professional fundraising. Since Nova Fundraising was launched, Emma-Louise has worked with a number of small and medium-sized charities, helping them to implement fundraising programmes from scratch, diversify their income streams to create sustainability and grow their revenue so that they are able to deliver their missions. Emma-Louise comes highly qualified, having completed the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma and International Advanced Diploma. She was also part of the first global cohort to complete the certificate in Philanthropic Psychology.  Until July 2021 she was a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, where she chaired the learning and development committee. She is currently a senior tutor for the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy. 


Our Vice-Presidents

Professor P H Holmes OBE BVMS PhD FRCVS FRSE