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Since 1873 the GSPCA has been led by a committee that are elected through the membership to promote the GSPCA’s aims and objectives of kindness and preventing cruelty to animals in Guernsey.
The last AGM was held in June 2011 and the GSPCA committee are –
Jayne Le Cras – GSPCA President - Jayne’s involvement with the GSPCA has spanned almost 20 years, starting as a voluntary warden and progressing on to become GSPCA Manager, then Director of Operations until the end of December 2010. In July 2011, she was voted in as President of the Society. Her aim over the last 20 years or so has never changed – to improve the lives of the animals within the island and to ensure that our standards of care are the best they possibly can be.
Steve Coe – GSPCA Treasurer (Co-opted July 2012)
Adele Malpas – GSPCA Vice President
Tom Le Pelley – GSPCA Vice President - After a year as a student of Dairy Farming at an Agricultural College in Somerset, Tom returned to the island to work on his father’s farm. In 1974 he took over the farm which he ran successfully until 1998 when he sold his herd to make time available to look after his diabetic mother. In the millennium year of 2000 he stood for the position of a Castel Deputy in the States of Deliberation which he won and held on to in the years 2004 and 2008 but chose to retire before the 2012 elections. It was also in the millennium year that he was the President of theGuernsey Farmers Association and was invited to join the Committee of the GSPCA. Since that time there have been many challenges and changes for both the Committee and Staff to deal with. The most disruptive was the site preparation for, and building of, the new Kennel Block with Admin. above. The Committee were also consulted in the drafting before introduction of a new Animal Welfare Law – which took about eight years in process and now might bring with it the need for upgrades or even further replacement of tired old buildings before a licence can be granted. A further challenge for all was the need to keep the charity afloat and to bring ‘up to date’ the book keeping which had ‘slipped’ as a result of illness. A new initiative towards ‘Enterprise Costings’ should prove useful in determining future choices for minimising waste and enhancing the most viable ways to support our core welfare work.
Jan Coomer – GSPCA Member / Horse Welfare Officer - A well known face in the equestrian world, Jan has been riding horses since she was a toddler. Her best “partnership” to date was the glorious Tufter – a pretty ordinary looking strawberry roan gelding that carried Jan through many years of winning the ribbons. Currently, Jan is the President of the Guernsey Riding & Hunt Club and in addition to that, the Equine Welfare Officer for the GSPCA.
Sam Le Tissier - GSPCA Committee Member
Jenny Mahy – GSPCA Committee Member
Andie Fuller – GSPCA Committee Member
John Knight, BVetMed., MRCVS - GSPCA Committee Member - a partner at The Vetcare Centres, working in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery, He has lived and worked in Guernsey since 1988, and very happily raised his family here, the island he now considers home. John has been an active member of the General Committee since 2000, serving as its President for seven years. With more than thirty years of professional experience working for animal welfare his consultancy services are sought internationally. In addition to his work based in Guernsey John is a member of the Executive Board of the Anglo-Italian Society for the Protection of Animals, and Senior Veterinary Consultant to the Born Free Foundation.
Clara le Vallee – GSPCA Committee Member - Animal loving, local, working Mum with many years finance experience, and association with the GSPCA spanning almost 20 years. As a family we have four cats, a Westie and a rabbit, and particularly love befriending and hand rearing kittens.
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