The Vegan Society is sorry to announce that its CEO, George Gill, will be leaving the society to take up a new challenge as CEO of Beyond Animal in January 2021.
George joined the society’s staff in 2009, initially as Head of Business Development and for the last four years as CEO. During his time with the society, the organisation has gone from strength to strength, and George leaves the society in a particularly strong position with a range of engaging campaigns, its highest ever membership and supporter base, over 46,000 products registered with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark, and a strong financial footing, despite a particularly difficult year for the charity sector as a whole.
Reflecting on his time at the Society, Gill notes: “I am proud of what I have contributed to and achieved over the past eleven and a half years, in helping to transform the society’s presence, profile, size and impact. I feel that I am leaving The Vegan Society having developed a strong and able team, and with more orchestrated and efficient campaigns than ever before. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Council, staff and the society’s members and volunteers for their support, and to wish the society every success for the future. The society has big plans for 2021, and I look forward to seeing them come to fruition.”
Chair of Council (Board of Trustees), Robb Masters, said: “The Vegan Society is very grateful to George for all his contributions over more than a decade, and we wish him every success in his future career. He leaves us in a stronger position than ever, and we look forward to building on this legacy for years to come.”
Head of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Louise Davies, will be acting as Interim CEO until the recruitment process for a new CEO for the society is completed.