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NAWT names Rob Mitchell as CEO

Mitchell joins the charity following a career in retail - first starting out at B&Q and latterly working as general manager, shop operations with the John Lewis Partnership

Rescue and rehoming charity National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) has appointed Rob Mitchell as its new chief executive officer.

Mitchell joins the charity following a career in retail – first starting out at B&Q and latterly working as general manager, shop operations with the John Lewis Partnership.

Outside of working life, Mitchell has been an active volunteer in animal rescue for the past nine years. He and his wife have fostered more than 50 dogs over that time, working with a local charity near to their home. 

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Mitchell said: “Having always worked in retail before, I’m really looking forward to taking on a role where I’ll be adding value and making a difference to animals’ lives.

“It’s a very exciting time to be joining the charity. The Covid pandemic has forced organisations to look at how they operate and to adapt to new ways of working.”

He added: “Change is now the new normal and I’m really looking forward to working with my colleagues to explore what they have learnt during these strange times and to develop new ideas on how we can continue to move the charity forward.”

Based in Watford, Hertfordshire, and operating five centres across the South of England, NAWT rehomes approximately 1,200 pets a year. They include cats, dogs, rabbits, field animals and birds. 

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