Anthony Roberts

Director of Leadership and Innovation

Biography

Anthony RobertsAnthony is responsible for the delivery of the strategic ambition to become a Royal College with leadership and innovation at its heart. Leadership work includes the implementation of a programme to support the next generation of veterinary leaders and develop leadership opportunities across the veterinary professions, and the completion of the RCVS governance review to ensure that we are an effective and efficient organisation, better able to lead the profession and serve the needs of the public. Innovation incorporates the development of initiatives to ensure the veterinary professions are at the centre of innovation in the animal health sector, to position the professions as open to innovation, and to ensure the RCVS serves to foster innovation whilst continuing to protect animal health and welfare.

Anthony also leads the development and delivery of a programme of work to prepare the College and the profession for the impact of Brexit and the implementation of evidence-based measures to drive the transition to a supportive ‘learning-culture’ in the veterinary professions.

Anthony has worked at the RCVS for seven years and has been responsible for delivering key projects such as the First Rate Regulator Initiative (2012/13) and the launch of the new Practice Standards Scheme (2015). Prior to joining the RCVS Anthony worked in public affairs and media relations at the British Plastics Federation, the trade association for the UK plastics industry.

Anthony holds an MBA from Warwick Business School (2016), an MA (Hons) in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Edinburgh (2004) and the CIPR Diploma in Public Relations (2009).

Declaration of interests

Directorships

Director Veterinary Policy Research Foundation

Consultancies

None

Appointments to other bodies

Member of the Innovation and Technology Advisory Group (The College of Veterinarians of Ontario)

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) - Fellow

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) - Member / Accredited Practitioner

Employment

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons: 2010 - Present
British Plastic Federations: 2005 - 2010

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Warwick Business School (WBS), 2013 – 2016
CIPR Diploma in Public Relations - PR Academy, 2008 – 2009
Master of Arts (Hons) Philosophy and Politics - The University of Edinburgh, 2000 – 2004

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

None

Other relevant information

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