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Dominic Dyer


Dominic Dyer, VN Council member

Dominic has a long track record of success in leadership & senior management roles in government, industry and NGO sectors on a UK and international basis and is highly respected for being able to promote organisations through a combination marketing, public relations and communication activities.

He worked in the Ministry of Agriculture from 1987 to 2000 in the UK and Brussels, in a number of policy areas focusing on animal welfare, marine environment protection, food manufacturing & EU trade policy.

He joined the Food and Drink Federation in 2000 and played a key role in developing a number of new industry groups in the organic, soya food and functional food sectors and in developing a new membership services unit. 

He was Chief Executive of the Crop Protection Association between 2008 and 2012 and played a key role in raising awareness of the importance of plant science to the future of farming & food production on a UK & International basis. 

He was Chief Executive of the Badger Trust from 2013 to 2020.  He is currently policy advisor and wildlife advocate for the Born Free Foundation and a Board Member of Wildlife and Countryside Link. 

He undertakes regular public speaking engagements & broadcasts on TV and Radio and contributes to press articles and journals on a wide range of wildlife protection, animal welfare and conservation issues.

VN Council Member category

  • Appointed: Lay member, 2013 - 2023

Committee membership

  • Veterinary Nurses Council

Declaration of interests



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Appointments to other bodies

  • Trustee of Wildlife & Countryside Link
  • Fellow of British American Project & Council for United States and Italy
  • Chief Executive of the Badger Trust 2013 - 2020
  • Policy Advisor & Wildlife Advocate for the Born Free Foundation

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations



  • Independent writer and broadcaster on a wide range of food & farming, wildlife protection & animal welfare and foreign policy issues 
  • 2013  FOURTOLD Strategic Communications – Association Director focusing on communication support activities for Trade Associations, NGOs and Charities
  • 2012  Care for the Wild International – Trustee & Senior Policy Advisor
  • 2008 - 2012  Crop Protection Association – Chief Executive & key voice of the Plant Science Industry in the UK 
  • 2000 - 2008  Food and Drink Federation – Public Affairs & Director roles in the areas of health food policy, organic food production, functional foods & membership services 
  • 1987 - 2000  Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries & Food – Policy roles in the UK and Brussels in the areas of animal welfare, marine environment protection, food & drink manufacturing, trade policy 

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