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Our people

Leadership Team

Responsible for steering the direction of the charity, our leadership team work on strategic projects such as our Improving Pet Hen Health and Hens as Therapy schemes and liaise with stakeholders including Defra and A-Law to keep laying hens top of the agenda.
Jane Howorth

Jane Howorth
Founder & CEO


Gaynor Davies
Head of Operations & Welfare

Heather Elven

Heather Elven
Director of Operations

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Adele Hall
Secretary of the Board of Trustees & Corporate Services Consultant

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David Marek
Chair of the Board of Trustees & IT Consultant

Rehoming Team

If you call in about your booking you’ll be chatting to one of these wonderful folk who, between them, handle everything from rehoming queries, hen health calls, fundraising and shop tasks and much more. Quite simply, they keep the charity turning on a day-to-day basis.

Rachel Jenkins
Rehoming & Office Team Leader


Alison Leggett
Rehoming & Welfare Officer


Aimee Myers
Rehoming & Online Shop Assistant


Denise Price
Rehoming & Fundraising Assistant


Louise Seddon
Rehoming & Deputy Volunteer Manager

Online Shop

Our online shop is a treasure trove for chickens and Online Shop Manager Megan makes sure it’s always jam-pecked with goodies for your girls. We always love your product suggestions so drop her an email if you’ve got an idea.
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Megan Conibere
Online Shop Manager

Fundraising Team

Egg Club, Sponsor a Hen, Bake for Hens’ Sake!, appeals, corporate partnerships – there’s not much our fundraising team can’t tackle between them. They are an integral part of the charity and keep donations coming in to fund our all-important work raising awareness of laying hens.

Kylie Durose-Ford
Individual Giving Manager

Kate Fenton

Kate Fenton
Trusts Fundraiser

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Megan Holland
Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser

Marketing & PR Team

From social media posting to interviews with celebrities, our marketing and PR team never quite know what they’re going to face when they start the day! If you’ve got an idea for a story or something quirky we may not have come across, this is who you’ll be speaking to.
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Elaina Machin
Digital Marketing Manager


Francesca Mapp
Marketing Consultant

Jade P

Jade Powis
Marketing Officer

Board of Trustees

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Jonny Ison

Born in Durham and educated Blundell’s School, Tiverton and Oxford University (English literature).

After university 8 years spent in a variety of occupations, including making a documentary film (BBC2), working as a drayman for a brewery, assisting an architect friend in building a house. Finally training as an accountant and pursuing a career in general practice accountancy, mostly personal taxation, small businesses and charities.

Married with four children and eight grandchildren. Interests are gardening, travel, wine and food (all of which are connected).

Jacqui Pateman-Jones

Marcella Perversi-Jones

Karen Wright

Karen Wright

Karen Wright is a HR professional. After a grounding in HR in some large FTSE companies, she has spent the last 20 years as an interim manager. Dealing with HR projects, M&A, crisis management, or just covering HR gaps in organisations, she has worked for big and small companies in the public, private and third sector and covered many, varied and different industries.

Outside work, Karen lives with her husband and son (and until a recent fox incident, a few chickens), in Wiltshire. She enjoys cooking, and eating! Long walks with pub lunches, foreign travel and reading are also passions of hers.