Our people

Our people


Our board

The NZVA Board is responsible for the long-term health and prosperity of the NZVA and Foundation. It has nine elected, and up to two appointed members.

Board members are nominated by NZVA members. They are elected for a term of three years, at which time they retire. Retiring members of the Board are eligible for re-election.

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

Board members

Peter Blaikie - President
Andrea Murray - Vice President

Mark Bryan
Kate Hill
Grant McCullough
Cath Watson


Our management

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


Our staff

Richard Anderson - ICT Systems & Support Coordinator
Charlotte Cantley - CPD Academic Director
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 to the CEO
Sarah Olson - NZVJ Assistant Editor
Fiona Rhodes - NZVJ Editor in chief
Danielle Stevens - Events Coordinator
Trish Thorpe - Resources Administrator
Oliver Tripp - Member Engagement Coordinator