Chief Executive

Chief Executive
The Kennel Club
Based: Central London

For nearly 150 years, The Kennel Club has been committed to making a difference for dogs. We are the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs. Besides being a voluntary register for pedigree dogs and crossbreed dogs, we offer dog owners and those working with dogs an unparalleled source of education, experience and advice on puppy buying, dog health, dog training and dog breeding. We also own and run Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, as well as running or licensing over 4,000 other events for dogs, including Discover Dogs, London’s biggest dog event.

As our Chief Executive of 18 years is stepping down; we are seeking a charismatic, strategic leader to take The Kennel Club forward, working with the membership elected Board to develop and implement strategy in pursuit of its 2030 vision.

Our new Chief Executive will bring a passion for improving and ensuring the health and wellbeing of dogs. The Chief Executive will also bring energy and emotional intelligence, along with a natural talent for building constructive relationships with The Kennel Club’s Membership, staff and other stakeholders – taking them on the journey to a new level of success; enhancing The Kennel Club’s reputation and delivering its mission of making a difference for dogs.

If you are interested in this position, please download the candidate brief below and apply online at  If you are unable to apply online, please email your application to  For further details please contact  Eliza Jones or Elizabeth Theobald on +44 (0) 7793 529 508. 

View and download the candidate brief here 

The closing date for all applications is 10 May 2020.

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