About Us

About Us

The RSPCA has a dedicated public affairs team to liaise with external stakeholders such politicians at both national and local government level as well as council officers, police and other public sector bodies.  We routinely provide timely briefings and reports on a range of issues to improve animal welfare law and policy across England.  As well as advice on specific animal welfare issues or complaints and work closely with our public sector partners to ensure the frontline teams can work collaboratively and effectively.  In addition to this we provide the Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare in Westminster and work closely with the Canine and Feline Sector Group, and the Local Government Animal Welfare Group.   

The team is made up of:

David Bowles: Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns (England and Wales)

Claire McParland: Senior Public Affairs Manager

Rachel Williams: Senior Parliamentary Advisor

Marisa Heath: Senior Parliamentary Advisor (APGAW)

Please contact us on: politicalaffairs@rspca.org.uk