New CEO for the League Against Cruel Sports

Animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports has appointed Andy Knott, MBE, as its new Chief Executive.

Andy Knott, CEO of League Against Cruel Sports

Andy was a member of the League and one of our volunteers before agreeing to step in as interim Managing Director in January of this year. After a recent market-wide recruitment process, Andy has now been selected by Trustees as the new Chief Executive.

Andy brings a wealth of experience of industry where he was formerly a member of the senior leadership team of a Fortune 500 company, covering Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He was awarded the UK Chartered Manager of the Year in 2012. Prior to this he was a Commanding Officer in the British Army.

The Board of Trustees have released a joint statement on Andy’s selection:

“Andy has had a long and varied career both in the Army and in the private sector. He is an experienced international executive, recognised for taking people and organisations from ‘now to next’ and achieving cultural change. Those who have met him do not need us to tell them that he is highly energetic, innovative, decisive, versatile and collaborative, with a focus on achieving results.

“The role of CEO at the League will be a very challenging job as we look to the future and move the organisation forward to stop animals from being persecuted, abused and killed for ‘sport’. We are delighted he has accepted the role and we are confident of the future of the League under Andy's leadership.”

Andy Knott said:

“My vision for the League is this: to become more persuasive, more compelling, more influential and more effective so that we can do one thing – save animals that are persecuted in the name of ‘sport.’ There are many against us, but it is our cause and our message that are gaining momentum, in the courts, in our various parliaments, in the press and amongst the wider population. We will tell an irresistible story that few will be able to ignore, creating a kinder society through the way we treat animals. Let’s make it all about standing up for animals.

“We know that the majority of people in this country share our views on cruel sports. The League is a charity for everyone. Please get behind us and we promise to put every ounce of our energies into our shared endeavour.”


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