The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes appoints new Executive Director!
We are delighted to introduce our new Executive Director, Rebecca Cooper, who brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to ADCH from her extensive experience in the charitable sector. Throughout her 18-year career, Rebecca has dedicated herself to making a difference in the lives of others, particularly in the areas of children’s health and bereavement support.
Speaking about her appointment Rebecca said, “I am honoured and delighted to be joining ADCH as Executive director,” she said. “It’s with great excitement and dedication that I step into this role knowing I will be serving our members. I look forward to working with trustees, staff, volunteers and to collaborating with the membership as we work towards our new 5-year strategy.”
Rebecca’s most recent role as Chief Executive of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation showcased her unwavering commitment to supporting children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Her leadership positions in both adult and children’s charities, her advocacy for unpaid carers and HIV patients, and her role as CEO of the National membership charity WAY Widowed and Young highlight her dedication to helping those facing challenging circumstances.
Rebecca is accomplished at generating income for charities and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. She also has a degree in English & Sociology from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Beyond her professional achievements, Rebecca has a deep love for animals. Her journey began in her teens when her family had their first dog, Phoebe, a Westie who had been rescued from a puppy farm. Despite the horrendous treatment that Phoebe had endured during her early years, she displayed a gentle nature, and an innate ability to bring joy to those around her. This ignited Rebecca’s love of animals, and she has continued to live with Cats and Dogs throughout her life.
When she’s not working, Rebecca indulges in her hobbies and interests, including design, crafts, arts, and writing. She resides in North Staffordshire with her partner Rich, two Siamese cats – ‘Siah and Beau’, she is step-mum to Border Collie ‘Carrick’ and aunt to rescue Westie Dylan.
We are thrilled to have Rebecca join our team as the new Executive Director, and we are confident that her expertise and passion will bring enormous benefits to both the Association and our Members.