Sharp is currently CEO of the Movember Foundation, a global charity that seeks to improve men’s health. Prior to that he was CEO at Prostate Cancer UK and deputy chief executive at Victim Support.
Jim Monteith, interim CEO of Dogs Trust, said: “We’re delighted that Owen will be joining Dogs Trust. Owen has a strong history of leading incredibly successful charities, including Movember and Prostate Cancer UK. He impressed us with his wealth of experience, his thorough knowledge of the sector as well as his positive personality.
“He’s exactly the person we need to take up the reins here and we’re looking forward to him getting started.”
Sharp added: “I have watched Dogs Trust go from strength to strength, and be a much respected force for good in the sector. As a dog lover and owner I’ve found the charity to be a helpful source of information and advice. I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to lead the organisation.
“I know the charity has ambitious goals, with a new rehoming centre opening in Cardiff in 2021 and plans for helping more people understand their dogs. I can’t wait to play my part in making this – and more – happen, as the new CEO.”