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Graham Higgs


Graham is a Chartered Accountant having had a successful career working in large companies in London. Graham is now retired and joined All Creatures Great and Small in 2016.

Kate Carlyle

Kate is a Solicitor and has been a Trustee since 2012 after becoming associated with All Creatures Great and Small in 2009. She is now Chair of the board.

Mike Edwards

Mike has a background in Education spending many years as a Teacher at a local school. Mike retired in 2016 and became a Trustee.

Joanne Evans

Joanne is a Ward Manager for a local Hospital. Joanne has been a Trustee of All Creatures Great and Small since 2016.

Penny Higgs

Penny is a Psychotherapist in the Health Sector, having been a Ward Manager at a nearby hospital for many years. She has also taught Counselling and Psychotherapy. Penny became a Trustee of All Creatures Great and Small in 2016.

John Bills

John Bills has been our dog assessor since 2012, and we are very grateful for his unique service. At All Creatures Great & Small John assesses all dogs before they come into the sanctuary, as well as all homes of potential forever-families.

John is a member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and has trained both working dogs and family pets for 35 years. John worked for 23 of those years as a police dog instructor and handler.

John does an excellent job for us and even goes the extra mile by following up on our dogs in their-forever homes and offering a helping hand to the new owners  regarding training and obedience.

Jan Kenvin

Janet was originally the chair of the trustee board and returned to the board after a short break. Janet worked as a psychotherapist and tutor for many years and joined as a trustee in 2016.

Andrew Rogers

Andrew is the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Society at the University of South Wales.

Gillian Jewell

Gill worked as an architect for many years and held a senior role at Monmouthshire County Council.