The senior team responsible for the day-to-day running of the RCVS has been reshuffled at a special council meeting.

Council meeting.
Changes to the senior team were decided at a special council meeting (file image).

The changes are:

  • The appointment of Eleanor Ferguson as the college’s registrar. Ms Ferguson was previously head of professional conduct and had been acting registrar since March, following the resignation of Gordon Hockey.
  • The appointment of Lizzie Lockett as deputy chief executive officer, in addition to her roles as director of strategic communications and director of the Mind Matters initiative.
  • The appointment of Anthony Roberts as director of leadership and innovation. Mr Roberts was previously practice standards manager and special advisor to the CEO.
  • The appointment of Corrie McCann as assistant registrar, in addition to her role as director of operations.
  • Lesley Evans, director of human resources, is taking early retirement and will leave the college at the end of the year.
  • A change in title for Christine Warman and Julie Dugmore to director of education and director of veterinary nursing respectively.

Council also discussed the college’s next strategic plan (for 2017-2019) following the completion of the previous three-year plan. The final draft of the plan will be put to council for approval at its next public meeting, on 10 November.

New strategy

The college’s CEO Nick Stace said: “The focus of the new strategy is on becoming first rate in everything we do, helping the profession embrace innovation, developing the next generation of leaders locally, nationally and internationally and helping support a blame-free learning culture in the professions.

“This new structure will enable us to meet these challenges as well as the many opportunities outlined in the Vet Futures and VN Futures reports and will help us to build on the foundations laid of a Royal College the professions can be proud of and the public can trust.”

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