ABWAK is managed and run by an elected Council.

ABWAK is managed and run by an elected Council of volunteers in accordance with its Constitution and Byelaws.  All are current zoo professionals and manage their ABWAK responsibilities in their own time.

Council members are elected for a term of 3 years, and are eligible for re-election.

Any Professional Member of the Association can be nominated for Council and all Professional Members may vote in elections. Council members serve as individuals not as representatives of their employing institutions.

ABWAK Council appoints a Chair and other office holders, some of whom form the Executive Committee.

Current ABWAK Council members:

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Yianna Cooling

Vice Chair & ICZ Representative
Twycross Zoo

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Nick Davis

Honorary Treasurer
Chester Zoo

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Tim Morphew

ABWAK CHAIR & BIAZA Liaison
Folly Farm

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Terri Hill

Membership
Secretary
Private Keeper


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Lucy Manning

Honorary Secretary & Website Administrator
East Park Animal Education Centre

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Hannah Slaney

Grants Officer
Colchester Zoo

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Vicky Snook

Ambassador Coordinator
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

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Adam Douglass

Media & Marketing
Chessington World of Adventures


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Kelly-Anne Kelleher

Council member
Zoolokal

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Shanti Persaud

Council member
Green Dragon Eco Farm

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Luke Harding

Council member
Paignton Zoo

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Sam Whitbread

Editor Ratel
Chessington World of Adventures