Carrie Symonds appointed head of communications at animal charity

Boris Johnson’s fiancee Carrie Symonds has landed a communications job at a high-profile animal conservation charity.

Ms Symonds has been appointed the new head of communications at the Aspinall Foundation, which runs Port Lympne and Howletts wildlife parks in Kent, as first reported in the Sunday Telegraph.

In a statement released on Sunday, Damian Aspinall, chairman of the charity, said: “Carrie takes up her new role at an exciting time for the Foundation and we are delighted to have someone of her calibre on the team.

Ms Symonds with her dog Dilyn
Ms Symonds with her dog Dilyn

“She’s a passionate champion for wildlife and conservation, whose energy and expertise will be a huge asset to us. ”

The job is not expected to interfere with her role as an adviser at US-based environmental campaign group Oceana.

Ms Symonds has been an outspoken campaigner on animal rights, and in 2020 was named “person of the year” by animal rights organisation Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

She is also a patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Association.