Equine charity The Horse Trust has announced the appointment of Jeanette Allen as its new chief executive. Ms Allen succeeds Brigadier Paul Jepson who is retiring after 13 years but will continue to work with the charity as a specialist policy consultant.

Equine charity The Horse Trust has announced the appointment of Jeanette Allen as its new chief executive. Ms Allen succeeds Brigadier Paul Jepson who is retiring after 13 years but will continue to work with the charity as a specialist policy consultant.
 
The Horse Trust chief executive Jeanette AllenTrust chairman Guy Henderson said: “The trustees are absolutely delighted to appoint Jeanette as our new chief executive. Her skills in fundraising, marketing and management will ensure that the trust is in the strongest possible position to continue its vital work improving the welfare of horses and ponies.
 
“This is a particularly exciting time for The Horse Trust as we prepare for our upcoming 125th anniversary and so we could not be more pleased to welcome Jeanette with her boundless energy and invaluable experience to lead our historic charity successfully into the future.”
 
Ms Allen is also a non-executive director of Donate Mobile Ltd (a service that lets you make donations to a chosen charity via your mobile phone) and a volunteer for Special Connection – a charity that integrates children and young people of all abilities through drama workshops.
 
She said of her appointment: “I am honoured to be taking up the role of chief executive of such a highly respected and unique organisation as The Horse Trust. I have been a keen recreational rider all my life and have a personal passion for animal welfare making this a dream role for me. I am looking forward to working with the trust’s highly committed board, staff and volunteers and especially to raising greater awareness and appreciation of the organisation’s vital work.”
 
The Horse Trust is believed to be the world’s oldest equine charity and is renowned for its Home of Rest for working horses and its programme of scientific research to improve the welfare of horses and ponies.

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