Senior management

Our Senior Management Team is currently made up of directors who also take on Co-CEO roles and report directly to our Board of Trustees.


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.


Emma Wrafter is Development Director at Animal Free Research UK.

Emma joined Animal Free Research UK in January 2017 as our Development Director. She was previously Director of Education and Prevention at Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation where she ran their award winning Cut Films youth project. Emma has overall responsibility for raising awareness of what we do, and generating income to support the Science team to fund evidence based, robust and ethical research. With a background in marketing, campaigns and impact measurement she also manages the operations team which includes our two vegan charity shops.

Emma lives in London with her two cats and two dogs and is passionate about replacing the use of animals in medical research.

Connect with Emma on LinkedIn. 

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