Our people

Our people


Our board

Peter Blaikie - President
Andrea Murray - Vice President
Caroline Robertson - Immediate Past President

Mark Bryan
Alison Dewes
Sandra Forsyth
Julie McDade
Bronwyn Smits
Cath Watson


Our management

Mark Ward - Chief Executive

Elise Adams - Head of Business and Support Services
Helen Beattie - NZVA Chief Veterinary Officer
Leanne Fecser - Head of Continuing Education and Events
Lynley Jenkins - Head of Communications and Engagement
Shayne Venn - Head of Commercial Development


Our staff

Richard Anderson - IT Developer
Charlotte Cantley - CPD Academic Director
Rochelle Ferguson - Companion Animal Veterinary Operations Manager
Sarah Fowler - NZVJ Scientific Editor
Bette Flagler - VetScript Editor
Julie Fulbrook - Accountant
Erin Henderson - Digital Communications Advisor
Shannon Leader - Event and VetScholar Coordinator
Stephanie Lee - Graphic Designer
Neil MacPherson - Dairy Cattle Veterinary Resource Manager
Emily McKewen - Senior Communications Advisor
Megan Miller - Executive Assistant to the CEO
Melanie Murray - Veterinary Administrator
Sarah Olson - NZVJ Assistant Editor
Sudeema Pieries - Accountant
Maria Pirela-Albornett - Membership Administrator
Fiona Rhodes - NZVJ Editor in chief
Hannah Schrader - Events and Subscriptions Administrator
Trish Thorpe - Resources Administrator