VN Futures Board

The VN Futures Board, formed in May 2018, oversees the work of the VN Futures initiative – providing support, strategy and direction.

Comprising of the Chair and a member of RCVS VN Council, and the President and Junior Vice President of BVNA Council, the Board brings together key leaders from across the two organisations driving the project.

The Board holds regular face-to-face meetings and has ongoing active communications regarding the work of the project.

Racheal Marshall (Chair of VN Council and Chair of the Board)
Jo Hinde (BVNA President)
Josephine Oakden (BVNA Junior Vice-President)
Matthew Rendle (VN Council member)

VN Futures Board around table

VN Futures Board and Executive Group, L to R – Matthew Rendle, Julie Dugmore, Jill Macdonald, Jo Hinde, Jo Oakden and Racheal Marshall.

Executive Group

The VN Futures Board is supported by an executive group which includes the RCVS Director of Veterinary Nursing, the RCVS VN Futures Project Manager, and the BVNA Strategic Director.

Julie Dugmore (RCVS Director of Veterinary Nursing)
Jill Macdonald (VN Futures Project Manager)

VN Futures Working Groups

Following on from the work of the Action Group, working groups were developed to address specific aims of the project. The current working groups, and their Chairs, are listed below.

  • Career Progression
  • Creating a Sustainable Workforce
    Stuart Ford-Fennah – Chair
  • One Health
    Becky Jones – Chair
  • Training Practices
    Liz Cox – Chair
  • VN Schools Council
    Kathy Kissick (VN Council) – Chair