Dog-ED’s Founders:

 Philippa Robinson  Ian Seath
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Sadly, Philippa passed away in October 2018. Read her obituary by Ian Seath.

Philippa’s career as a management and training consultant spans thirty years. Her clients have included HSBC, Royal Mail, Kodak Manufacturing and Swiss Re Insurance as well as a large number of smaller commercial enterprises. She attained a Masters in Human Resource Management with Distinction from Sheffield Business School in 2012 where she was the recipient of the SIG Prize for Excellence. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Her life in dogs includes owning both pedigrees and cross-breeds and as a child her family puppy-walked for Guide Dogs for the Blind. In 2011 she founded the Karlton Index for measuring progress in dog health and in 2013 launched the Breed Health Awards in partnership with the Kennel Club.


Ian runs his own management consultancy business helping a wide range of clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors to build their skills for continuous improvement. He is an expert in change management and stakeholder engagement. He has an honours degree in Chemistry, a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Operational Research Society. He was Chairman of the Dachshund Breed Council from 2008-2022 and is a member of their Health Sub-committee. In 2012 he facilitated a project group of KC Breed Health Coordinators to create the KC’s Health Strategy Guide and Health Surveys Toolkit. He is an author who is asked regularly to contribute to blogs, newsletters and magazines on many aspects of canine health improvement. Contact him on 07850 728506 or e-mail ian@dog-ed.org.uk

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