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Pets As Therapy announces appointment of new CEO

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Wibberley as the new Chief Executive Officer of the UK charity.

He joins the organisation on 15 January 2024.

With a background leading health and care services across the public and third sector, and as CEO for Cruse Bereavement Support for over five years, Steven brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Pets As Therapy. He is an advocate for both animal-assisted therapy and for the importance of volunteering to help improve people’s lives.

In Steven, Pets As Therapy has found a CEO who shares the charity’s values and dedication to enhancing the wellbeing of people through the power of human-animal interactions. He will be building on our 40-year history of taking pets into hospitals, care homes, schools and prisons to positively impact even more lives.

Sarah Webbe, Chair of Pets As Therapy, says: “I am very pleased to welcome Steven Wibberley to Pets As Therapy as our new CEO. Steven has deep experience of building and scaling nationwide charitable operations and of working with outstanding volunteers. The PAT Trustees and I look forward to working with him to develop PAT’s service, reach and scope to touch more lives with the positive power of pets.”

Steven says: “I am honoured and excited to join Pets As Therapy as the new CEO. I’m committed to working alongside our dedicated team, volunteers and partners to ensure even more people receive the transformative benefits of time with pets and animal-assisted therapy.”

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