Our people

Our people

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


Our board

Peter Blaikie - President
Andrea Murray - Vice President

Mark Bryan
Kate Hill
Grant McCullough
Cath Watson


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 management

Kevin Bryant - NZVA Chief Executive Officer

Helen Beattie - NZVA Chief Veterinary Officer
Leanne Fecser - Head of Finance, Education and Events


Our staff

Kevin Anderson - Senior Accountant
Richard Anderson - ICT Systems & Support Coordinator
Lorelle Barrett - Veterinary Manager (Small Animal)
Charlotte Cantley - CPD Academic Director
Liz Earl - Veterinary Coordinator
Mike Eng - Senior Communications Advisor
Sarah Fowler - NZVJ Scientific Editor
Bette Flagler - VetScript Editor
Julie Fulbrook - Accountant
Erin Henderson - Digital Communications Advisor
Ash Keown - Veterinary Manager (Large Animal)
Shannon Leader - Events Manager
Stephanie Lee - Graphic Designer
Megan Miller - Executive Assistant
Sarah Olson - NZVJ Assistant Editor
Fiona Rhodes - NZVJ Editor in chief
Danielle Stevens - Events Coordinator
Trish Thorpe - Resources Administrator
Oliver Tripp - Member Engagement Coordinator
Emma Williams - Communications Advisor