Former head of professional conduct takes on the role that he has been effectively doing since the departure of previous incumbent Jane Hern in November 2011.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has announced the appointment of Gordon Hockey as head of legal services/registrar.

RCVS head of legal services / registrar, Gordon HockeyMr Hockey, who has been at the RCVS for the last 14 years, was previously head of professional conduct and assistant registrar, but has been acting registrar since the departure of Jane Hern in November 2011.

His is a new role created when the old post of registrar and secretary was effectively split into two:

  • chief executive and secretary, and
  • head of legal services/registrar.

RCVS chief executive Nick Stace thanked Mr Hockey for “holding the fort” for the last nine months, and said: “I look forward to working with him to ensure that the RCVS is in the best shape possible to meet the needs of the public and the veterinary team.”

Mr Hockey’s appointment is subject to formal ratification at the November meeting of RCVS council.

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