10th December 2021

Freedom for Animals is delighted to announce that Dr Andrew Kelly has joined the organisation as its new Director from the 6th of December 2021. 

Dr Kelly comes with extensive experience in the animal protection charity sector, most recently as Chief Executive Officer for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals (ISPCA), where he held the position for seven years. Here, he campaigned for an end to the use of wild animals in circuses, for a ban on fur farming, and for the introduction of legislation on the keeping of exotic animals as pets in Ireland. 

Previous to this, Andrew held positions at the RSPCA and Humane Society International where he worked on animal welfare issues at EU level, helping to deliver policies on wild animal issues. Andrew also managed the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Cheshire for six years, introducing a programme to measure post-release survival of rehabilitated wildlife casualties.

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Tina Matthew, said:

“Andrew is joining the team at Freedom for Animals at a very exciting time and we look forward to working together to end the suffering of  animals kept captive in the UK and further afield.”

Andrew said:

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the team at Freedom for Animals and am looking forward to working with the Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers to advance FFA’s work to end the exploitation of animals for entertainment. Freedom for Animals has a long history of campaigning for animals and has achieved so much over the years. I am relishing the opportunity to work with such a dedicated team to advance Freedom for Animals’ Mission, that all animals should live free from exploitation, harm and captivity.”