The three groups below partnered with us in 2016. Could you be a partner moving forwards? 

Conference Scientific Committee

Conference Steering Committee

The team

HBCA is run by the two Directors, Suzanne Rogers and Jo White.


Suzanne is also an animal welfare consultant and runs Learning About Animals and Jo is the owner of Progressive Ideas.


We have a growing network of experts who we work with on HBCA consultancy projects.


People who have helped with the development of the organisation and who were key in its inception are:   

With support from Valerie Benka, Glen Cousquer, Dean Bland and Debbie Busby

We are seeking new sponsors for the whole project moving forwards. The following organisations sponsored the conference in 2016. 


Dr Catherine Bell, Equine Behaviour and Training Association

Harry Eckman, Change For Animals Foundation, Portugal

Dr Andrea Ellis, Unequi, UK

Professor Jeff French, Strategic Social Marketing, UK

​Professor Harold Herzog, Western Carolina University, USA

Melissa Liszewski, The Brooke (International)

Amber Marshallay MRCVS, Priory Vets, UK
Justine Pannett, RSPCA, UK

Dr Becky Whay, University of Bristol, UK

Jo White, Progressive Ideas, UK

Dr Angela Wright, Compassion in World Farming, (International)

Ruth DeVere, World Animal Protection (International)


The JMICAWE was our academic partner for the conference - we are seeking new academic partnerships for the whole project moving forwards. 

Suzanne Rogers (conference organiser)

Dr Mark Kennedy (Animal Welfare Consultant)

Ben Hart (Facilitator)

Jo White (Progressive Ideas) 

and the CFAF team (including Harry Eckman) 

We are developing a wider team of advisors and collaborators. Do get in touch for more information.