Who are we?


Simon Luxmoore, our Chairman

Simon was raised with Boxers, Basset Hounds and a Norwegian Elkhound. Under the Zima and Hushwing affixes he has been involved with Siberian Huskies since 1981 and has been involved with the health and development of the breed. His most notable dog was Ch Zima Toaki, the former breed CC record holder, who was four times BD and twice BOB at Crufts.

He is interested in all aspects of working dogs, and in Siberians established and maintained a successful working kennel. A former chairman of the Siberian Husky Club of GB, he was instrumental in establishing a number of working groups and associations. He is approved to award CCs in Alaskan Malamutes and Siberians, and has judged extensively here and abroad.

Rosemary Smart, our Chief Executive 

As Chief Executive, Rosemary is responsible for the management of the staff and leadership of business and financial planning and the implementation of strategy.

Caroline Kisko, our Secretary and Communications Director

Caroline is responsible for the following areas of the KC: the press office and parliamentary matters, health and breeder services, the membership area, breed clubs and breed standards, the disciplinary function and the library and art collections.

Our Patron

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Our President

HRH Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO

Our Vice-Presidents

  • The Lord Kirkham, CVO
  • The Earl of Buchan
  • The Rt Hon Lord Fairhaven, JP, DL, KStJ
  • Mr J P C James, MBE
  • Sir John Spurling, KCVO, OBE

Our Vice-Chairman 

  • Mr S A Croxford

Our Trustees

  • Steve Croxford
  • Simon Luxmoore

Our General Committee

Our General Committee is made up of Kennel Club members who have been nominated and appointed by the Membership. They are Directors of the Kennel Club Limited and they devise strategy and policy. There are many levels of consultation to assist them in their policy marketing, including working parties and sub-committees.

Elected Directors:

  • Mr A Allcock, MBE
  • Mrs A P Bliss
  • Mr M A Cooke
  • Mr M G Cocozza
  • Mr S C Ford
  • Dr I H Gabriel MB BS BSc (Hons) PhD MRCP FRCPath  
  • Mr D Guy
  • Dr R W James BVet.Med PhD MRCVS FRCPath
  • Mr F Kane MA
  • Mr P Harding
  • Mr G A Hill ACIOB
  • Mr J Horswell
  • Mr G King
  • Mrs E A Macdonald BSc (Agric)
  • Mr T D Mather
  • Mrs M J Purnell-Carpenter
  • Mr P E Rawlings
  • Mr A C M Rountree
  • Mrs G F Simpson BVMS MRCVS
  • Miss P A Sutton
  • Mrs J P Wood
  • Mr A W Young
  • Mr K A W Young
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