BVA Board

The BVA Board of Directors makes sure the Association delivers for all its members

The Board is responsible for the corporate and financial governance and for setting the strategic direction of the BVA.

It oversees the performance of the Association.

Chief Executive David Calpin makes management decisions for the Association and reports to the Board on a regular basis. The Company Secretary is Derek Thorpe.

Election and terms of office

The Board consist of 9 members - 3 BVA Officers, 4 Directors elected by our Council and up to 2 non-veterinary Directors appointed by the Board.

Non-veterinary Directors are approved at the annual general meeting.

The Chairman is elected by the other members of the Board and is responsible for monitoring implementation of the Board's plans and decisions.

With the exception of the BVA Officers, the Directors serve for a 3 year period, renewable once.

Board members

Members of the current BVA Board are:

  • Derek Williams - Chairman
  • Andrew Praill - Deputy Chairman, Council elected 
  • Zara Boland - Council elected
  • Bill Reilly - Council elected 
  • Alan Baines - non-veterinary director
  • Philip Lowndes - Council elected
  • Past-President
  • President
  • President-Elect