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David Leicester joins RCVS Council

22 December 2017

Following the tragic death of newly elected RCVS Council member Sarah Brown in October, David Leicester has joined Council, taking up Sarah’s seat as an elected member.

David, who is Head of Clinical Intelligence at Vets Now, came in eighth place with 1,756 votes in this year’s RCVS Council elections. The place was originally offered to Dr Tom Witte, who came in seventh place, but, due to a change in personal circumstances, he decided not to accept.

Professor Stephen May, RCVS President, said: “The loss of such a young, talented and respected Council member as Sarah has been difficult to come to terms with and she is greatly missed by her fellow Council members and others amongst the profession.

“It is also important to recognise that the New Year will bring us fresh challenges and opportunities and we will face them best with a full complement of Council members. Therefore, I am delighted that David will be joining Council from January and is able to attend his first Council meeting, which will be held in committee, with us on Thursday 18 January.

“The circumstances under which David will be joining us have been extremely sad, but I am sure he will be an excellent addition to our team and I look forward to working with him.”

More information about David Leicester, including his candidate biography and manifesto, can be found in the Council election booklet sent out earlier this year. A video of David talking about what he would bring to RCVS Council can also be found on the College’s YouTube channel.

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