Chief Executive & Secretary


Nick Stace 

Nick Stace

Nick Stace took up his role as Chief Executive and Secretary of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in September 2012.

Nick left CHOICE, Australia’s equivalent of consumer group Which?, after three and a half years as Chief Executive Officer. At CHOICE, he led the modernisation of the organisation, in 2012 taking it to the number one spot as the most trusted media entity in Australia.

A long-standing consumer champion, Nick also held the post of Deputy CEO at Which?, he was a director at Consumers’ International and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Director of Strategic Communications.

The role of Chief Executive and Secretary is a new one – previously the Registrar led the executive of the College. Nick Stace is Secretary to RCVS Knowledge whose ambition it is to become a global intermediary for evidence based veterinary medicine by providing access to information that is of immediate value to practising veterinary professionals and directly contributes to evidence based clinical decision-making.


Declaration of interests

Nick is a member of the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority, the Chair of Governors of the Royal Agricultural University and a Council Member of the National Trust.