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Board of Trustees

We are an independent charity governed by our own Board of Trustees. 

The majority of current Trustees are experienced veterinary surgeons, and several are non-veterinary experts in their own fields.  At our AGM in June 2014, Jacqui Molyneux was elected to take on the role of Chair of Trustees for RCVS Knowledge.

 

Mr Richard Berry (Treasurer)

Mr Graham Dick BVSc MRCVS 

Mr Peter Jinman OBE BVetMed DipArb FCIArb MRCVS

Dr Tim Mair BVSc PhD DEIM DipECEIM DESTS MRCVS

Mrs Jacqui Molyneux BVSc BSc CertSAS MRCVS (Chair)

Mr Brian Pound FCIM

Mr Nick Stace (Secretary)

Dr Christopher (Kit) Sturgess MA VetMB PhD CertVR DSAM CertVC MRCVS

Mrs Jean Turner RVN

Dr Bradley Viner BVetMed MSc(VetGP) DProf MRCVS

Mr Merrick Willis

 

 

Mr Richard Berry (Treasurer)

Richard BerryRichard has recently retired from his post as Bursar and Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford. Since then He has been carrying out a series of  non executive appointments as well as being trustee of a group of conservation based Charities.  Previously, he was CEO of Sobell House Hospice, a role preceded by a variety of operation director roles with WWT, English Heritage and the RSPB.

The bulk of his career was with Blue Circle Industries, mainly overseas in marketing and Senior management posts. This was a field he moved into after a career in fish farming, preceded by his postgraduate work with the British Antarctic Survey.

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Mr Graham Dick BVSc MRCVS

Graham DickA Bristol graduate, Graham spent 15 years in mixed veterinary practice, first in Somerset then as a partner in Norfolk, before a change of track led to the world of animal therapeutics both in the UK and overseas with Bayer Animal Health. His overseas roles included that of Global Head of Livestock Business and Head of European Marketing before returning to the UK as Head of the Animal Health Division of Bayer for the UK and Ireland, from which he finally retired in 2013. He currently provides consultancy services to international veterinary business.  

Graham served for 10 years on the Board of the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), of which he was elected Chairman for a period of three years and is now an honorary life member for services to the animal health industry. He also currently serves on the Board of the Veterinary Benevolent Fund, for which he takes a special interest in CPD matters.

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Mr Peter Jinman OBE BVetMed DipArb FCIArb MRCVS

Peter JinmanPeter Jinman graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1974 and has worked in general practice all his life, initially in Broadway, Worcestershire and then in Herefordshire where he was senior partner of a four-person practice until his retirement in 2010. Having studied for his diploma in arbitration in 1999 he became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2000. He has always been an active member of local and national representative bodies of the veterinary profession, and was elected President of the British Veterinary Association in 2002.He was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list of 2004 for services to the veterinary profession.  He became President of the RCVS in 2010 and on his retirement from that post in July 2011 he joined the Trust as an RCVS Council appointee.

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Dr Tim Mair BVSc PhD DEIM DipECEIM DESTS MRCVS

Tim MairTim Mair graduated from the University of Bristol in 1980. Following a spell in general practice he returned to Bristol as a Horserace Betting Levy Board Research Training Scholar to undertake research into equine immunology and respiratory diseases. He obtained a PhD in 1986 and then stayed at Bristol as a Wellcome Trust Lecturer in equine medicine.

He returned to equine practice in 1989, joining Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic in 1993 and becoming a partner in 1995. His main interests are equine internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and MRI. He has Diplomas from the RCVS in Equine Internal Medicine and Equine Soft Tissue Surgery, and is a founding Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. He became an Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2011.

He has been editor of Equine Veterinary Education since 1996. He has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as other articles and book chapters. He has co-authored or co-edited a number of textbooks on equine medicine and surgery.

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Mrs Jacqui Molyneux BVSc BSc CertSAS MRCVS (Chair)

Jacqui MolyneuxJacqui graduated from Bristol University in 1981 and immediately went in to small animal practice in Liverpool. She is now MD of Prince Bishop Veterinary Centre. Jacqui achieved her Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in September 2000 and continues to have a special interest in surgery.  She has been a Member of RCVS Council since 2006 and was RCVS President in 2012. She has been Chair of the RCVS Knowledge Board of Trustees since 2014.  She has a wide range of veterinary commitments including chairing the Practice Standards Group and being a Veterinary Advisor for the Alternative Dispute Resolution.  Her other charity commitments include being very active in Rotary Club, holding a major District post.

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Mr Brian Pound FCIM

Brian PoundBrian Pound came from a farming family.  He initially trained to be an accountant with ICI before moving into the poultry industry in 1970. His work in helping resolve the devastating Newcastle disease outbreak put him in touch with the pharmaceutical industry where he moved in 1975 to take over as Managing Director of Duphar Veterinary Limited (now Zoetis).

He was Chairman of ABPI veterinary sector (now NOAH) and worked alongside Des Thompson to help set up National Pet Week (now National Pet Month). He also worked alongside Andrew Higgins from the Animal Health trust to establish the Annual Equestrian Awards ceremony.  He assisted in setting up SPVS Snowscene where he was one of the initial speakers alongside Dixon Gunn in providing business training to the delegates. His career with Duphar (taken over by Solvay in 1981) included CEO of group companies in Wales, Warrington and the USA before he returned to Hampshire to set up CVS (UK) Ltd, in 1999. He remains an Executive Director of CVS which employs over 650 vets and nearly 3000 total staff.

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Mr Nick Stace (Secretary)

Nick StaceNick Stace took up his role as Chief Executive and Secretary of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in September 2012.

Nick left CHOICE, Australia’s equivalent of consumer group Which?, after three and a half years as Chief Executive Officer. At CHOICE, he led the modernisation of the organisation, in 2012 taking it to the number one spot as the most trusted media entity in Australia.

A long-standing consumer champion, Nick also held the post of Deputy CEO at Which?, he was a director at Consumers’ International and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Director of Strategic Communications.

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Dr Christopher (Kit) Sturgess MA VetMB PhD CertVR DSAM CertVC MRCVS

Christopher SturgessAfter graduating from Cambridge University in 1986 Kit worked for six years in primary care practice gaining mixed, equine and small animal experience. Kit then returned to academia to undertake a PhD looking at the effects of FIV on mucosal immune function before taking up a lectureship at RVC and then Bristol University.

Since 2003 Kit has been working as an internist in private referral practice. He has further professional qualifications in imaging, cardiology and internal medicine, as well as being a recognised specialist in small animal medicine by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

In 2006 Kit became a founding partner in a multidisciplinary referral centre that he saw grow from 5 to 65 members of staff within 5 years. Kit’s love of teaching and learning and the demands of a young and growing family led him to develop a new, more flexible role, centred on lecturing, writing and providing locum specialist internal medicine services

When not working Kit enjoys pursuing an active outdoor lifestyle in the New Forest with his wife, two young boys, George the British Shorthair cat and Spud the Border Terrier.

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Mrs Jean Turner RVN

Jean TurnerJean Turner qualified as a RANA in November 1971 as a mature student, having previously had business training.

She has served on BVNA Council for 16 years and is on the editorial board of Veterinary Nursing Journal, now responsible for news items. Jean was an RCVS VN Examiner for several years in the 1980s, becoming senior examiner. She has used her business experience in the practice management of a small animal veterinary hospital. Jean also trained student veterinary nurses (and veterinary students!) until she left general practice in 1998. Jean was made an Honorary Fellow of Myerscough College in 2012.

Her present role is assisting a forensic veterinary surgeon, case recording, liaison with the RSPCA and solicitors.

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Dr Bradley Viner BVetMed MSc(VetGP) DProf MRCVS

Bradley VinerBradley qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1978 and after a year working as an assistant established his own small animal practice in Pinner, Middlesex. This has now grown to a group of five practices in North West London, employing approximately 40 support staff and nine veterinary surgeons, including his son, Oliver. 

He has been involved in a wide variety of media and PR work on radio, television, books and the press. He is best known within the veterinary profession for his regular 'Reflections' column in the Veterinary Times.

His passion is for recognition of the skills required to become an advanced general practitioner, and to that end completed an MSc and then a Professional Doctorate with Middlesex University, concentrating on the application of clinical auditing to the veterinary profession.

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Mr Merrick Willis

Merrick WillisMerrick joined the Army direct from university and served worldwide for twenty years.  He was subsequently chief executive of a multi service NHS trust for nine years, and then worked in executive recruitment.  He has held two chief executive appointments in the charity sector, including most recently heading up the UK’s largest non armed service occupational charity. 

He has held a number of board appointments as chair, non exec or trustee in different sectors, including spells as chair of a primary care trust and vice chair of a police authority.  He was appointed OBE in 1989.

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Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Trust (trading as RCVS Knowledge) is a registered Charity No. 230886
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