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
Caroline Robertson - Immediate Past President

Mark Bryan
Kate Hill
Sandra Forsyth
Grant McCullough
Bronwyn Smits
Cath Watson


Our management

Elise Adams - Head of Business and Support Services
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 - IT Developer
Charlotte Cantley - CPD Academic Director
David Donnison - Senior Accountant
Sarah Fowler - NZVJ Scientific Editor
Bette Flagler - VetScript Editor
Julie Fulbrook - Accountant
Erin Henderson - Digital Communications Advisor
Shannon Leader - Events Manager
Stephanie Lee - Graphic Designer
Megan Miller - Executive Assistant to the CEO
Melanie Murray - Veterinary Administrator
Kess Nuku - Sales Administrator
Sarah Olson - NZVJ Assistant Editor
Maria Pirela-Albornett - Membership Administrator
Fiona Rhodes - NZVJ Editor in chief
Hannah Schrader - Events Co-ordinator
Trish Thorpe - Resources Administrator
Oliver Tripp - Member Engagement Coordinator