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Alison Carr



Alison Carr, VN Council memberA Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Alison has a wide experience of working within professional bodies and regulators, most recently as a Director of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. She was previously Registrar and Chief Executive of the Architects Registration Board and has also worked with accountants, insolvency practitioners, insurance brokers and financial advisers. 

Alison’s background includes both small statutory bodies and large professional bodies, working in the operational side, involving complaints handling, monitoring and disciplinary tribunals as well as the development of both policy and strategy. She has developed new approaches to regulation and support for members in a number of professions and also worked to enhance co-operation amongst regulators, professional bodies and stakeholders, both in the UK and across Europe. 

VN Council Member category

  • Appointed: Lay member, 2013 - 2024

Committee membership

  • Veterinary Nurses Council 

  • Examinations Appeals Committee

Declaration of interests



Relevant financial interests, eg shareholdings, bonds and derivatives

No direct investments. There may be indirect investments through collective investments.



Appointments to other bodies

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators - Adviser to the Qualifications Committee

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations



Institution of Engineering and Technology - Director of Governance and Policy

No employment currently or previously relating to the veterinary professions

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

FCIS (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries)

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

Sister was previously employed by a veterinary practice as an accountant.

Other relevant information