Andy worked for a number of commercial organisations before joining AISPA in 2006 to assist the then Secretary, Susan Dale. He succeeded Susan when she retired in 2014.
Laura has extensive experience in the third sector and worked for international organisations, NGOs and small charities. A licensed lawyer in Italy, she is also a registered Project Manager in the UK and has been with AISPA since 2014.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has served on many national and international animal charity boards and is currently Chair of Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation, a trustee of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and Scientific Adviser to World Horse Welfare. He has specialised in anti-doping and medication control and was Editor-in-Chief of The Veterinary Journal from 1991-2015.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Crispin is the Managing Director of a specialist property development business. A longstanding Trustee of the Society, he has retained his role as AISPA’s Honorary Treasurer. He is a trustee of two local charities, one of which he has chaired for more than two decades. He is also involved in a number of voluntary organisations in his community and has been a local councillor for over twenty years.
Susan spent many years in the commercial sector. She succeeded her mother, Elizabeth, as AISPA’s Secretary in 1996. Following her retirement in 2014 she became a Trustee.
Malcolm is a veterinary surgeon based in Arezzo, Tuscany and has been associated with AISPA since the 1970’s from his days as a veterinary student. Prior to being appointed a Trustee, Malcolm was one of AISPA’s voluntary veterinary representatives in Italy.
Dr John Knight
John is a practicing veterinary surgeon, and zoo and wildlife management consultant. He is President of the Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Chairman of The White Lion Foundation. He has contributed to the development of animal welfare legislation in several countries and advises many NGOs on both domestic and wild animal management and welfare. John was awarded the Chris Lawrence Vet of the Year at the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2015.
Dr Mario Pampanini
Mario is an Anglo-Italian veterinary surgeon, before his veterinary career he served in the British Army and has been on AISPA’s board of Trustees for many years bringing his wealth of experience to the Society. Now retired, he spends his time between the UK and Italy.
Catherine is a lawyer based in London, she advises UK and non-UK domiciled and resident individuals and families on UK and international cross-border estate planning, tax, trusts and succession. She also advises on art and heritage property matters and philanthropy. Catherine lived in Italy for 17 years and speaks Italian. She has extensive experience working as a lawyer in Italy and in the UK.
Alison is a jewellery designer and is involved in a number of voluntary initiatives in her local community. She has been a longstanding AISPA’s Trustee, she speaks Italian and divides her time between the UK and Italy.