Edinburgh-based global veterinary charity the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines has named a UK vet as its new chief executive.
Edinburgh-based global veterinary charity the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has named a UK vet as its new chief executive.
Peter Jeffries took up the post on April 2. His remit will be to work alongside the charity’s management team to help deliver sustainable farming strategies across developing countries.
Mr Jeffries said he felt privileged to be appointed to the post.
“I have had a long history with the organisation, dating back to its inception in 2002 and look forward to working with the management team to drive forward the work we do.
“Approximately 900 million people rely on livestock for livelihood and I look forward to building on GALVmed’s successes and addressing challenges that will help improve the lives of livestock keepers,” he said.
A Liverpool graduate, Mr Jeffries worked in large animal practice in England before moving to Africa to set up a Zambian clinic, which provided employment for graduates of the University of Zambia’s vet school.
He has more than 30 years’ experience in the animal health industry, working in international marketing roles for Merial and, more recently, Pfizer Animal Health.
GALVmed chairman Peter Wells said: “I am delighted Peter is joining GALVmed as CEO. He has incredibly strong credentials to help drive GALVmed forward. He has an outstanding track record of delivery in his previous roles, and I look forward to working with him closely going forward.”