THE Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) has appointed Halita Obineche as its new Executive Director. This is a new post for the ADCH and will lead the implementation of strategy, operations, and senior stakeholder management with members, partners, and supporters.
Halita has 15 years of experience in strategic development, stakeholder engagement and income generation across government and the third sector. She was most recently Director of Membership and Communications for the Magistrates Association, an independent charity, and the membership body for magistrates in England and Wales. She took up her new role at the ADCH on 28 March 2022.
The ADCH is the membership organisation and leading representative charity for dog and cat rescue and rehoming organisations across the British Isles. It is the major force in raising the standards of animal welfare across the sector, promoting best practice in animal welfare, and rehoming dogs and cats. Its goal is to help all members work for the benefit of the animals in their care, through education, networking and establishing and sharing best practice.
“At this pivotal time, as we review the impact of the pandemic and new legislation on animal welfare, I am delighted to be joining the ADCH as its first Executive Director. It’s a fantastic organisation and I very much look forward to working with the passionate Board, talented staff and rapidly growing membership as we strive to promote best practice in animal welfare for dogs and cats.”
Giles Webber, Chief Executive at Birmingham Dogs Home and ADCH Chair said:
“Halita joins us at an extremely exciting time for ADCH and the dog and cat rescue sector at large. Welfare and operational standards are currently very much in the minds of rescue organisations, government and devolved administrations alike and Halita’s extensive experience in supporting membership bodies through change will bring enormous benefits to both the Association and our members.”
In previous roles, Halita has led membership for the national Green Party and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, the membership body for police and crime commissioners and police governance bodies in England and Wales.