Our team

Our team

The 16 strong headquarters team works out of an old school building in the village of Tisbury in Wiltshire in the UK. Being a small team, our jobs often overlap and we all 'muck in' when needed!

Claire Bessant, Chief Executive

Claire has been Chief Executive of the charity for over 20 years, and in that time she has led International Cat Care into new and exciting areas of cat care. Under her leadership we now work with individuals and cat-focused groups on every continent (bar Antarctica) to improve the health and lives of both owned and unowned cats.

Andy Sparkes, Veterinary Director

One of the world’s leading feline vets, Andy oversees all our veterinary matters.

Ross Tiffin, Strategy and Development Adviser

Ross works with Andy and Claire to advise on strategic planning and sponsorship.

Behaviour Department

Sarah Ellis, Feline Behaviour Expert

Sarah is responsible for developing all cat behaviour aspects of International Cat Care and the International Society of Feline Medicine.  

Fundraising Department

Shelley Gregory-Jones, Development Director

Shelley is heading up our fundraising, and developing our supporter base.

Courses and Projects Department

Tracy Sullivan, Project Management & HR Manager

Tracy heads up the project management and courses department and keeps us all on track. Responsible for contracts, health and safety, HR and liasing with our National Partners and external groups.

Jane Bridge, Projects & Courses Co-ordinator

Jane coordinates our nursing and cat professionals courses, the Cat Friendly Clinic Scheme and deals with many of the enquiries that come into the office.

Veterinary Publications Department

Margaret Melling, Veterinary Publications Manager

Margaret produces the popular clinical version of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and oversees the charity’s publications.

Abi Tansley, Assistant Editor

Abi edits the charity's publications, including the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, together with the website content.

Digital Communications Department

Jo Vuckovic, Digital Communications Manager

Jo oversees and develops our website and e-communications. She is also responsible for the design of many of the charity’s publications and communication materials.

Cathryn Jordan, Digital Communications Editor

Cat manages iCatCare's supporter magazine, Intelligent Cat Care. She is also responsible for our conference proceedings, social media content, design of various materials for the charity and assisting with the website.

Eve Davies, Digital Communications Assistant

Eve is responsible for producing and sending out the charity's newsletters. She also assists with the charity's publications and website content.

Conferences Department

Amanda Blencowe, Events and Conferences Manager

Amanda coordinates the charity’s conferences and events that are run for cat lovers and members of the veterinary profession, including our hugely successful ISFM Feline Congresses.

Membership & Marketing Department

Colin Fourmy, Membership and Marketing Manager

Colin manages the technical aspects of our database.

Rebecca Hind, Membership and Database Assistant

Rebecca assists Colin in updating membership subscriptions and database management.

Finance Department

Kay Forster, Finance and Accounts Manager

Kay handles all the organisation’s financial affairs, with the help of:

Kathryn Myers, Accounts and Conference Assistant

Kathyrn aids Kay with Accounts and assists with conference administration.

International Cat Care also funds posts (previously FAB funded posts) and projects.