RCVS appoints new Directors of Communications and Technology

The College has formally welcomed two new members to our senior team who will take the lead on our communications activities and technological development respectively.

Our former Head of Communications Ian Holloway (top right) has been appointed Director of Communications, succeeding Lizzie Lockett who became CEO in November last year.

Ian is now responsible for the development and implementation of our communications strategy and activities, and maintaining the College’s reputation, profile and credibility within the veterinary professions, general public and other stakeholders.

Richard Burley (below right) has been formally appointed Chief Technology Officer with responsibility for leading our technology and information management.

This includes the delivery of a digital strategy that will improve the interactions the College has with its members, associates, staff and other stakeholders by using innovative and cost-effective technologies.

Lizzie Lockett, our CEO, said: “I am delighted to formally welcome both Ian and Richard to the College’s Senior Team.

“Ian has been a stalwart of the College for the past 16 years and has taken a lead on many of the College’s most successful communications projects over that time, including the introduction and development of its digital communications, marketing the relaunched Practice Standards Scheme, and the recent overhaul of the RCVS website.

“Richard is the first Chief Technology Officer that the College has had and this demonstrates the increasing emphasis that we are placing on developing how we use technology to engage with our stakeholders and drive greater data transparency and information security.

“He is full of enthusiasm and ideas and within just a few months has had a discernible impact in areas such as robust testing of all the College’s systems and services to ensure they remain fit for purpose.”