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 & BIAZA Liaison 
Twycross Zoo

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Nick Davis

Honorary Treasurer
Chester Zoo

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Darren Beasley

Co-Chair
Longleat

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Terri Hill

Membership
Secretary
Private Keeper


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Lucy Manning

Honorary Secretary & Website Administrator
Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

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Hannah Slaney

Grants Officer
WWT

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Vicky Snook

ICZ Representative
Port Lympne Reserve

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Adam Douglass

Media & Marketing
Chessington World of Adventures


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Daniel Sutton

Council member
Folly Farm

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Sophie Ryder

Council member
Jimmy's Farm

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Kate Buss

Council member
Sparsholt College

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Sam Whitbread

Co-Chair & Editor Ratel 
Chessington World of Adventures


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