Meet the WFA Team
Guided by our core values, we strive to make a positive impact for animals
We embrace diverse views and cultures and form holistic viewpoints.
We work for the greater good of animals and our members, fostering a culture of sharing information and ideas.
Our work is evidence-based and expert–led. We ensure our positions are relevant, credible, and compelling.
We trust one another as fellow partners in our joint efforts to help animals, with integrity and compassion.
We aim to achieve long-lasting impacts for all animals by transforming systems and mindsets.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of WFA, James oversees the Federation’s advocacy, membership, and engagement strategies, leading WFA and its vision for animal welfare.
As Deputy CEO, Jessica leads WFA’s policy team and facilitates the organisation’s strategic direction.
As Communications Manager, Silvia coordinates the implementation of WFAs’s communication strategy with a global communications network hosted by the Federation.
Finance & Admin Manager
As Finance and Admin Manager, Irma supports WFA with financial analysis, budgeting, proposal development, HR, administration, and financial reporting.
UNEP Liaison Officer
Masika fosters relationships with UNEP and Member States, advancing WFA’s positions, and aids broader global policy advocacy across the One Health domain.
As WFA’s Membership Manager, David is responsible for growing the network of advocacy organisations and nurturing collective altruistic ambitions.
Chief Strategic Policy & Public Affairs
Arjan helps shape WFA’s long-term advocacy to establish animal welfare’s relevance for sustainable development and coordinates WFA’s Working Group on UNEA.
(on academic leave) Senior Advisor International Trade & Policy
Former Senior Advisor in International Trade Law & Policy. Carolina is pursuing a master’s program in Law at Harvard.
Co-founder of World Animal Net, organisation that later merged with WFA, Janice continues to contribute to strategic advocacy and policy research.
Stephen’s focus includes humane management of animals considered “pests”, municipal animal protection ordinances, and policies affecting marine animal welfare.