IPATA Officers And Directors

International Pet and Animal Transportation Association 2017 Exec BoardWith more than 350 members from more than 80 countries, the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association is an international network of professional pet shippers. IPATA members are the Pet Shipping Experts™ who provide the highest standard of care for animals, providing constant attention to their security, safety and well-being during travel.

In accordance with IPATA’s By-Laws, Officers and Directors serve three year terms. Assistant Regional Directors, are not part of the Board of Directors but are appointed and responsible for working with the Regional Director in their region toward developing more interaction with members and addressing industry concerns within the region.


President: Derek Huntington, Capital Pet Movers
President Elect: Simon Jackson, Dogtainers Australia PTY
Past President: Manuel Leunda, LATAM
Secretary: Jeni Redmond, Petsfly.com
Treasurer: Simon Jackson, Dogtainers Australia PTY


Asia & Oceania: Gina Nam, The First Class Pet
Middle East & Africa: Jim Davies, Snoopy Pets LLC
Europe: Nick Foden-Ellis, Starwood Animal Transport Ltd, UK
The Americas: Bruno Mansueto, Worldwide Animal Travel


Dr. Melisa Grisolle, PetWings Peru
Cory Baizan Robinette, Air Animal Pet Movers
Dr. Gerry Pahl, Petexportvet

Active IPATA Members

Each Active IPATA member is an experienced professional pet shipper, registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (or its international equivalent, if applicable), and adheres to the rules and regulations of the Animal Welfare Act and the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations as they relate to the care and transport of family pets.

Associate IPATA Members

Associate IPATA members are registered within their own industry, are experienced providers of goods and services to the pet transportation industry and actively support the safe and humane transport of the family pet. IPATA members are dedicated to the humane care and handling of the family pet as it is transported and/or relocated.

Interested in joining IPATA? Learn more here.