Senior management

CEO

Carla Owen is CEO at Animal Free Research UK.

Carla joined Animal Free Research UK in April 2018 after 10 years at Cruelty Free International. Carla brings a wealth of experience, having led their development, marketing and communications programmes.

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Janet Wheatley is Finance Director at Animal Free Research UK.

Janet Wheatley has been with Animal Free Research UK since 2008.  She has overall responsibility for the finance team and financial accounting systems, providing the financial processes to support the effective running of the Animal Free Research UK and ensuring the organisation complies with statutory and external requirements and regulations.  Her role includes all aspects of financial development, reporting and review.  In addition, Janet oversees the management and administration of legacies and Wills, making certain they are handled in accordance with best practice.

SCIENCE DIRECTOR

Dr Hazel Jackson is Science Director at Animal Free Research UK.

Hazel is an evolutionary conservation geneticist who joined the charity in July 2018 from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent.

During her academic career Hazel was best known for her long-term research on wild ring-neck parakeets, and specialised in developing and using non-invasive molecular approaches to inform wildlife conservation. She is co-founder of a pan-European wildlife conservation network of researchers, policy makers and practitioners.

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