We are delighted to welcome Leigh Thompson to our Trustee Board. As a Trustee, Leigh will share in our collective responsibility for governing the charity and the achievement of its’ strategic direction and objectives.
Leigh brings over 22 years' experience at Sage and 13 years' experience in corporate philanthropy roles. In her role as Interim Global Director for Sage Foundation, she has successfully managed an international charitable foundation and brings this expertise to our Board team to help us grow. She said of her appointment:
"Being part of the Board for Wag & Company is something I'm extremely passionate about. I was lucky enough to be brought up with dogs as pets, but even better than that, I got to see the absolute joy and pleasure having a dog brought to my grandad – even after he was diagnosed with Dementia. Such a cruel illness that has a huge impact on the entire family; 'man's best friend' can bring a ray of sunshine at an otherwise dark time. And that's what I love about Wag & Company – they do this for many elderly people who, for whatever reason, find themselves isolated and lonely."
We welcome Leigh to the Wag family and look forward to working with her to make a significant difference to the loneliness problem in older dog lovers in our North East region.