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 November 2012 and the GSPCA committee are –

John Knight, BVetMed., MRCVS -  GSPCA President - 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.

Steve Coe – GSPCA Treasurer (Co-opted July 2012)

Adele Malpas – GSPCA Vice President & Secretary

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 DeliberaTom Le Pelley GSPCA Vice President Guernseytion 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.

Sam Le Tissier - GSPCA Committee Member

Andrew Birnie – GSPCA Committee Member (Co-opted November 2013)

Steve Ford - GSPCA Committee Member (Co-opted April 2013)

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