Zoe Abbotts is a registered veterinary nurse, based in Cornwall. Zoe previously enjoyed a successful career in the world of cyber-security, where, for over 10 years, she was responsible for the global channel sales operations function. During her time there, she led multi-national teams, spread over 4 continents, and spearheaded many challenging projects to help support a global sales team charged with delivering billions of dollars in annual revenue. Since 2020, Zoe has been General Manager at StreetVet, a UK charity providing free, essential veterinary care to the pets belonging to people experiencing homelessness. She brings to the Sea Turtle Rescue Alliance Board a wealth of experience in leadership, strategy, organisational best practices and performance optimisation.
The transition to the third sector was a welcome opportunity to make a career change she had been considering for some time and, more importantly, give something back. She is passionate about working with companies and charitable bodies who believe in improving animal welfare and their environmental impact. She is a keen environmentalist and volunteers with several local organisations to educate and encourage others to be more aware of their impact on the environment.
Being in Cornwall she sees first-hand the impact of humans on marine life and in her free time can often be found litter picking or beach cleaning.
Zoe feels a great affinity with the outdoors, she has created a haven for wildlife in her garden and loves being in or around the sea. She loves being active, is a keen runner and when time allows likes to walk the coast path, surf, practice yoga or lift weights. She recently passed her BSAC Ocean Diver qualification.