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Our Trustees and Committees

Pet Plan Charitable Trust  is made up of a Board of Trustees and two Committees, the Welfare Committee and the Scientific Advisory Committee.

The Board consists of ten trustees.  Apart from two lifetime members (the founders, Patsy Bloom and David Simpson), trustees are elected on a two year rotation basis.  Existing trustees have the option to put themselves forward for re-election if they so wish.   Trustees meet twice a year.

The members of the Board of Trustees are:

David Simpson (Chair)

Clarissa Baldwin, CBE

Patsy Bloom

John Bower MBE, BVSc MRCVS

Edward Chandler BVetMed FRCVS 

Kathryn Willis

Peter Laurie

Gary Davess

Jamie Crittall BVSc MRCVS

Professor The Lord Trees


 Members of the Welfare and Scientific Advisory Committees are appointed by the Board of Trustees.  


The Welfare Committee meets once a year to consider on-going welfare grant applications and to monitor the progress of grants previously awarded.   The Committee then forwards its recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

The members of the Welfare Committee are:

Clarissa Baldwin CBE (Welfare Secretary)

Claire Bessant (Chief Executive, International Cat Care)

Edward Chandler BVetMed FRCVS

Roly Owers (Chief Executive, World Horse Welfare)


The Scientific Advisory Committee meets once a year to consider pump priming grant applications and to interview shortlisted full grant applicants.  The Committee then forwards its recommendations to the Board of Trustees.  The Committee also monitors the progress of previously-awarded grants by way of reports submitted by the grant holders. 

The members of the Scientific Advisory Committee are:

Professor Jonathan Elliott MA VetMB PhD MRCVS (Chair) – Royal Veterinary College

Edward Chandler BVetMed FRCVS (Scientific Secretary)
Professor Kin-Chow Chang - University of Nottingham

Professor Mike Day BSc BVMS Hons, PhD DSc DiplECVP FASM FRCPath FRCVS – University of Bristol
Professor Jonathan Elliott MA VetMB PhD MRCVS – Royal Veterinary College
Michael Herrtage MA BVSc DVR DVD MRCVS – University of Cambridge

Dr Tim Parkin BSc, BVSc, PhD, DipECVPH, MRCVS – University of Glasgow
Dr Keith Thoday BVetMed PhD DVD DipECVD MRCVS – The University of Edinburgh

Dr Andrew Waller, Head of Bacteriology -  Animal Health Trust                                                 
Dr Cathy McGowan, BVsc, PhD, DEIM, Dip ECEIM, MRCVS, Liverpool

 

 

 

 

 

 

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