Council members

Find out about our council and its elected members.

Wendy Dowding
Wendy has been involved in property management and development over the last 20 years...
Tim Bray
Tim has worked in major accountancy practices and roles since he qualified in 1970...
Terence Pavey
Terry started his working life as reporter on his local newspaper. With a career deep rooted...
Richard Ryder
Richard has a long career at the forefront of the science of animal welfare...
Richard Booker
In the early 1990's Richard went along to help his wife volunteer at RSPCA North Northumberland...
Raymond Ings
Raymond is an expert in animal welfare and behaviour, with a BSc degree in Zoology...
Paul Draycott
Chair of the RSPCA Council
Paul Baxter - deputy treasurer
Paul runs his own driver training school following a long career in the transport industry...
Maggie Baker
Maggie has had careers in teaching, transport and the hospitality industry...
Linda Rimington
Linda has over 30 years experience in the IT industry during which time she has managed...
José Parry
José, a sociologist, has devoted her working life to social research and education and has been...
Joseph Piccioni
Joseph has spent much of his career as Chairman and Managing Director of ethical company...
Jane Tredgett - vice chair
Jane has more than 30 years experience in business and is a director of a training consultancy...
Elizabeth Lindsay
Having initially studied music and taught privately, Elizabeth went on to create two successful...
David Thomas
David Thomas works as a solicitor and, over many years, has been a legal consultant...
Dan Lyons
Dr Dan Lyons has been a dedicated animal advocate for 25 years...
Christine Beaumont-Kerridge - treasurer
Christine is a Chartered Banker and Chartered Accountant, who has audited a range of businesses...
Bob Baylis
Bob has a background in the farming industry, having begun his career as an organic smallholder...