SPCA New Zealand

SPCA welcomes Todd Westwood to position of CEO

02 October 2023

New Zealand’s largest animal welfare charity has announced Todd Westwood as their newly appointed Chief Executive Officer.

SPCA welcomes Todd Westwood to position of CEO

Todd Westwood, a seasoned and experienced change leader, brings a wealth of executive management skills along with a deep passion for nurturing the well-being of individuals within an organisation. His career spans numerous industries, including Energy, Technology, Telecommunications, Finance and most recently, Habit Health; New Zealand’s largest occupational health, personal welfare and physiotherapy rehabilitation provider.

With a proven track record of leading organisations to adapt to changes, Todd is positioned well to navigate the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for SPCA. His appointment ushers in an exciting era to lead SPCA’s continued development in an ever changing landscape that will build on its comprehensive commitment to animal welfare.

SPCA Board Chair, David Broderick, reflects on Mr. Westwood's appointment with great optimism, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome Todd Westwood as our new CEO. His exceptional leadership acumen and his unwavering commitment to our mission resonate deeply with our organisation's values. Todd's arrival signifies a new chapter for the SPCA, where we aim to continue our tradition of compassion, care, and transformative change for animals in need."

Todd Westwood says the opportunity to join SPCA was one he felt extremely privileged to accept.

“I’m incredibly proud to join this iconic organisation dedicated to a world where all animals are respected and treated with kindness. I look forward to meeting with our people, stakeholders and communities to establish how I can help influence positive change in how animals are treated across New Zealand.”

Todd Westwood joins as CEO on 2 October 2023, with interim CEO Robyn Kiddle staying on for a one-month handover before returning to her governance position on SPCA's Board of Directors in November

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