As Senior Director of Operations, Neil Hay oversees the connection
between the strategy of our lifesaving activities and the day to day
operations of APA!. In this role, Neil will lead a number of important
strategic changes, most notably, our transition to a foster centric
model that recognizes the need to get dogs and cats into the most
appropriate home, as quickly as possible, and provides our fosters with
the support they need to be our partners in the lifesaving mission of
Neil had a 20+ year career in corporate finance and banking, culminating in responsibility for the US strategy and operations of an international bank, based in New York. In this role, he helped deliver significant strategic change, and reshaping of the business in challenging circumstances. After relocating to Austin, Neil was introduced to APA! when adopting two kittens and learning of the organization's volunteer program, before then joining the Cat Program in 2015. In his 7 years with APA!, Neil has held a number of positions in the Cat Program, and was the Neonatal Program Senior Manager prior to this appointment.
Neil is a passionate advocate for APA!'s work, and in ensuring that APA! continues to pioneer comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the animals most at risk. He lives in south Austin with his wife, and a revolving cast of APA! cats who need a little extra care!