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BVA President Simon Doherty appointed to our Board of Trustees


We are delighted to announce that the President of the British Veterinary Association, Simon Doherty, has been appointed to our Board of Trustees.

The Board has responsibility for the proper governance of Send a Cow and our vision, mission, values and strategic direction. Simon brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to the role, having spent over 20 years in the veterinary sector.

Simon is already a warm supporter of Send a Cow and has seen our work first-hand after visiting projects in Ethiopia and Kenya. Simon felt naturally drawn to our work as a veterinary surgeon with a keen interest in global livestock health.

Simon says: “Part of my interest in Send a Cow is their back-to-basics approach to sustainable agriculture, ensuring that cattle are well looked after and productive, and using manure and urine from livestock to enrich soil so that families can grow food to eat and sell. I have seen for myself how this very practical approach to farming is transforming lives”.

Simon has been a volunteer Ambassador for Send a Cow since 2013, regularly talking to community groups and schools, sharing about our work and helping to raise funds. His support has also extended to providing strategic technical and veterinary support to a number of our initiatives.

Speaking of his new role, which officially started on 18th January, Simon says: “I have been involved with Send a Cow for many years. I hope that through my appointment to the Group Board I can help continue to raise awareness around the charity’s fantastic work, building on my previous experience as an Ambassador and on the UK Advisory Board, using my networks in the veterinary and agricultural sector.”

Welcome to the herd Simon!