The ABWAK Council

ABWAK is managed and run by an elected Council in accordance with its Constitution and Byelaws. 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.

The current ABWAK Council members are:





Laura Gardner

Vice Chair &  Symposium Secretary

ZSL London Zoo


Nick Davis

Honoray Treasurer

Chester Zoo





Shanti Persaud

Council member

Green Dragon Eco Farm


Adam Douglass

Media & marketing






Lucy Manning

Honorary Secretary and website administrator



Hannah Slaney

Grants Officer

Colchester Zoo





Vicky Snook

Ambassador Coordinator & 2nd Rep ICZ

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park 


Terri Hill

Membership Secretary

Private Keeper





Daniel o'Loughlin

Associate representative

Sparsholt College


Yianna Cooling

ICZ Representative

Twycross Zoo





Tim Morphew


Folly Farm


Gareth Richardson 

Editor Ratel






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