28 Nov 2020

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After 11 years as CEO of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Claire Horton CBE has left the charity to become director general of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. While at Battersea, she secured continued year-on-year growth, increased the charity’s supporter base, quadrupled its income, repositioned the brand and expanded its direct animal services, leading to it becoming one of the UK’s top 10 charity brands. She also led the delivery of award-winning behaviour change campaigns such as ‘Staffies, they’re softer than you think’ and ‘Rescue Is our favourite breed’.

Vetsina Animal Diagnostics – the new company formed by Roslin Technologies and DESTINA Genomics – has appointed David Whitcombe as non-executive director. Whitcombe has more than 10 years’ experience of academic research and 15 years in industrial research and development. He was head of technology development at AstraZeneca Diagnostics for four years, leading a team focused on developing new genomic...