Our people

Ma tini ma mano ka rapa te whai.

By many, by thousands, the work will be accomplished. Unity is strength.

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The NZVA Constitution and Rules describes the roles and responsibilities of the Board, the President and the Chief Executive Office.

To contact any of the team, email nzva@vets.org.nz.

Our Board

  • Flora Gilkison - Chair
  • Grant McCullough - President
  • Kate Hill
  • Mark Bryan
  • Stephen Hopkinson

Our management team

  • Kevin Bryant - Chief Executive Officer
  • Helen Beattie - Chief Veterinary Officer
  • Kevin Anderson - Head of Finance and IT
  • Veronica Challies - Communications Manager
  • Leanne Fecser - Head of Membership, Education and Events

Member Advisory Group

Special interest representatives

  • Companion Animal - Alison Pickering
  • Dairy Cattle - Stephen Hopkinson
  • Equine - Andrea Ritmeester
  • Sheep, Beef and Deer - Rochelle Smith
  • Industry - James Laidlaw
  • Wildlife - Kate McInnes
  • Veterinary Business - Tim Montgomery

Regional representatives

  • Northern - Bronwyn Smits
  • Central - Katie Grant
  • Southern - Katie Saunders

Our team

  • Richard Anderson - ICT Systems & Support Coordinator
  • Lorelle Barrett - Veterinary Manager (Small Animal)
  • Andrew Bates - Scientific Editor, NZVJ
  • Charlotte Cantley - CPD Academic Director
  • Liz Earl - Veterinary Coordinator
  • Sarah Fowler - Editor in Chief, NZVJ
  • Mirjam Guesgen - VetScript Editor
  • Stephanie Smith - Accountant

 

  • Shannon Leader - Events Manager
  • Stephanie Lee - Graphic Designer
  • Megan Miller - Executive Assistant
  • Sarah Olson - Assistant Scientific Editor, NZVJ
  • Kayla Paenga - Membership Coordinator
  • Danielle Stevens - Events Coordinator
  • Emma Williams - Communications Advisor