From Child Welfare to Animal Welfare – WSPA Appoints New Director
Friday, 2nd March 2012 at 9:45 am
Carmel Molloy has been appointed as the new country director of WSPA in Australia.
Former Camp Quality business manager, Carmel Molloy has been appointed the new Country Director of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) in Australia.
Molloy takes on the new position after extensive experience in children’s charities including National Business Manager for children’s charity, Camp Quality.
She has has also held other senior positions within children’s organisations such as Starlight Children’s Foundation and Kids Helpline.
Carmel Molloy says animal welfare has been a longstanding passion of hers and therefore this is the perfect opportunity for her to enact global change.
“WSPA has just launched a robust and exciting new global strategy that aligns our international and regional campaigns across four key programme areas: Animals in the Community; Animals in Disasters; Animals in Farming; and Animals in The Wild," she said.
“Issues such as live animal export, inhumane culling of dogs and animals in disasters, plague our country and our world and I’ve been given the chance to lead an organisation that is working on sustainable solutions to these problems.
“After years working with children's products and services, I am keen to turn my experience to the animal welfare sector where I can help give animals a voice and help create a word where animals matter and cruelty ends”.
Malloy replaces Margaret West as Country Director. West has moved internally to the position of WSPA’s Regional Director, Asia Pacific.
Malloy has extensive corporate experience and specialised in building strategic partnerships, both business-to-business and between Not for Profits and corporate companies. She has worked with companies such as McDonald's, Nestle and Disney.
Malloy’s most recent role was as owner / director of Samsara Furniture and Homewares, a Sydney-based retail store with a lifestyle philosophy. Her love and care for animals has brought her back to the charity sector after selling that business