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

Flora Gilkison - Chair
Grant McCullough - President
Peter Blaikie
Mark Bryan
Stephen Hopkinson
Kate Hill
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
Kevin Anderson - Head of Finance and IT
Helen Beattie - NZVA Chief Veterinary Officer
Veronica Challies - Communications Manager
Leanne Fecser - Head of Membership, Education and Events

Our staff

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
Bette Flagler - VetScript Editor
Sarah Fowler - Editor in Chief, NZVJ
Mirjam Guesgen - VetScript Editor
Ash Keown - Veterinary Manager (Large Animal)
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
Trish Thorpe - Resources Administrator
Emma Williams - Communications Advisor