WAZA appoints first Membership Coordinator

Date: 2018/02/26


Janet Ho Cheuk Wing joins the rest of the WAZA team


WAZA Adds Asian Experience to Global Staff

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) emphasized its commitment to member services with the selection of Ms. Janet Ho Cheuk Wing as WAZA Membership Coordinator.

Ho will be responsible for providing support to WAZA's 400 members in 53 countries, and coordinating WAZA initiatives that engage the world's leading zoos and aquariums.

"WAZA is first and foremost a member organization, and our success depends heavily on the strength of that membership," said WAZA Chief Executive Officer Doug Cress. "WAZA and its members may confront a number of important issues - conservation, animal welfare, and marine litter, for instance - but our primary responsibility is to ensure that our members are served to the best of our ability."

WAZA is also committed to growing its membership by adding respected institutions that enhance its scale and scope.

Ho, who is Chinese, joins a WAZA staff that includes members from Chile, The Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Ho has worked at Ocean Park in Hong Kong since 2011, and most recently served as the Assistant Community Education Manager for the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation. She has also worked in Australia and the United States, and earned an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Hong Kong in 2015, with a focus on sustainable seafood.

Ho speaks three Chinese languages -- Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghainese - in addition to English.

"I am excited by the opportunity to help WAZA strengthen and grow its membership," she said. "I have seen first-hand the important role zoos and aquariums can play here in Asia, and I am sure that same impact can be felt around the world."

WAZA is the global alliance of nearly 400 leading zoos and aquariums in over 50 countries. For more, visit www.waza.org or contact secretariat@waza.org.





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