July 8, 2011
Executive Director, Humane Society International/UK
Mark Jones is executive director of Humane Society International/UK, and is based in London.
After qualifying as a veterinarian from the University of Liverpool in 1985, Mark spent three years in companion animal practice before gaining a master's degree in aquatic animal heath and working for 15 years in association with Scotland's fisheries and aquaculture industries.
In 2003, Mark headed overseas with his wife Melanie, and spent several years traveling and working in wild animal rescue and rehabilitation centers in South America and Southeast Asia before returning to the UK in 2007 to complete his master's degree in wild animal health at the Institute of Zoology in London.
Most recently, Mark held senior management positions at animal welfare NGOs based in Hong Kong and the UK.
Mark brings with him a passion for the welfare of all animals, along with extensive experience in wild and aquatic animal health and conservation. He also has a keen interest in bringing animal welfare issues to the forefront of the political agenda. His primary focus will be to help develop HSI's profile in the UK and beyond, and to extend the organization's work with wildlife and the rapidly expanding aquaculture sector.