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Company of Animals founder steps down after 40 years

Company of Animals founder and CEO, Dr Roger Mugford has announced he will be stepping down as CEO of the organisation this spring to grow his new venture, Animal Insights Limited.

Paul Nolan, formerly operations director at Company of Animals, will move into the role of CEO.

Mugford, who is a pioneer in animal behavioural therapy and a prolific animal welfare advocate, will continue to work closely with the organisation, which he founded in 1979. His new business venture, Animal Insights, sets out to “break new ground” in the development of pet training products and will sit within his wider business portfolio.

Nolan, whose operations expertise led the business to improve its global supply chain, also held the role of CEO for the company’s US division.

Paul Nolan

Nolan said: “Over the years, Roger has been instrumental in leading Company of Animals to international success, including creating the multi award-winning Halti Headcollar, while also achieving a great deal for animal welfare and other causes close to his heart.

“Company of Animals is an incredibly exciting and dynamic organisation and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take on the role of CEO and build on the success of the business that Roger founded 40 years ago.”

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