Contact us and meet the UK team

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General contact information

Administration Office
New Forest Estate Offices, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RL
T: +44 (0) 1590 623443

Registered Address
Charbury, Orestan Lane, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5SN

Charity information

Registered Charity 1138538
Prior to 25th October 2010 1092640 


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Meet the UK team.......

Directors of Orangutan Appeal UK

Sue Sheward MBE Founder, Director and Chairlady of OAUK

Donna Parkin BSc Hons - Director of OAUK

Kirstie Angell -  Director of OAUK

Dr Rosalie Dench MRCVS - Director of OAUK

Allison Seidlar - Director of OAUK

Sue Sheward MBE Founder and Chairlady of OAUK

Sue ShewardSue is a workaholic and is always on the go, thinking of new ideas and ways to help the orangutans.  She has quite a reputation for being a slave-driver and ensures no one runs out of things to do! She enjoys taking office mascot Basil for long walks, playing golf, frequenting her local pub, and nagging the Appeal staff.

Basil team mascot........everyone say Ahhhhhhhhhh

  Basil is 6 years old and is the Orangutan Appeal UK unofficial mascot.  He likes long walks and rolling in muddy puddles.  He is very fond of biscuits and the occasional cheesy chip.  Basil is always very happy and cheers up the office staff when they are having a busy day.

Emily Griffiths BSc (Hons) Manager of OAUK

 Emily has worked as Merchandise Executive with Cadbury's and Customer Marketing Manager with Haagen-Dazs she gave it all up to pursue her dreams of working with orangutans. She spent 6 months working at Sepilok, firstly as a volunteer and then as Orangutan Appeal UK's Liaison Officer. Emily has climbed Mount Kinabalu and Mount Kilamanjaro and speaks conversational Malay. She likes dancing, cooking, has a pilots license and one day wants to climb Mount Everest base camp. Tilly dog is her very best friend and office companion, she was rescued by Emily several years ago and now comes to work everyday.  

Adrienne Powell BSc (Hons) Senior Administrator and general whizz kid

 Adrienne (Adie) lives in Lymington with her partner and Old English Sheepdog Boo.  She has worked as a business analyst and auditor and she enjoys cooking, walking, reading, gardening, and motorbiking. She has a PADI dive certificate, enjoys travelling and speaks a little German.

Katie Mabbutt - supervisor & grant writer

Robyn Whitear - fundraising & adoptions

Sarah Colls - legacy, gold supporters & adoptions