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Ian Duncan MillarIan Duncan Millar - Chairman of the Moredun Foundation

Ian is a farmer from Aberfeldy with arable, beef, hill and lowground sheep. He is a past Chairman of Highland Glen lamb marketing Cooperative and the Scottish Association for Sheep Health. Ian is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Arbitrator, and is a former President of the Scottish Agricultural  Arbiters and Valuers Association. Ian Duncan Millar was awarded an MBE in the 2010 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to agriculture.


Randolph RichardsProfessor Randolph Richards - Vice Chairman of the Moredun Foundation

Professor Richards is a Professor of Aquatic Veterinary Studies at the University of Stirling.  He is a veterinarian with many years experience in the field of fish health.  He is especially knowledgeable about drug interactions and therapeutic approaches to disease control.  Professor Richards was awarded a CBE in 2008 for services to veterinary science.


Professor Lord TreesProfessor Lord Trees

Professor Lord Trees was appointed Chairman of Moredun Research Institute in December 2011. He qualified from Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1969, became a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool in 1980, before being appointed Head of the Parasite and Vector Biology Division and then subsequently Dean of Liverpool’s Faculty of Veterinary Science, where he remained until his retirement in 2008.  Professor Lord Trees is also the Chairman of Moredun Research Institute.


John MackinnonJohn Mackinnon

John graduated in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from The Royal Veterinary College, University of London.He is a Fellow of the RCVS for studies in the use of antibiotics in livestock production and holds the RCVS Certificate in Pig Medicine. He is a former President of the Pig Veterinary Society and was the inaugural President of the European Association for Porcine Health and Management.

After a short time in mixed practice, followed by a period in industry as Technical Services Manager for Elanco Animal Health and subsequently Senior Research Veterinarian at the Lilly Research Laboratories, John returned to veterinary practice where, for the past 30 years, he has specialised in pig medicine and production. He is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Advanced Practitioner in pig medicine.


Gareth BairdGareth Baird

A Kelso based farmer, Gareth holds a number of Director appointments including Scottish Commissioner for the Crown Estate and Chair of the Scottish Enterprise South of Scotland Advisory Board. Gareth is also Deputy Lieutenant for Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale.  Gareth is also the Chairman of Pentlands Science Park Limited.



Willie Stewart

Willie graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 1973 and gained the Certificate in Sheep Health and Production in 1987. He worked in large animal vet practice in Easter Ross and Orkney before joining the State Veterinary Service, now AHVLA, in 1990, working in Stranraer, then Orkney. He has been involved in Scrapie eradication in Orkney and Shetland, and on long distance sea transportation of sheep and cattle from the islands to Aberdeen. Willie is a past chairman of the Orkney Agricultural Discussion Society and a past president of the local Rotary club and coach children to play rugby.

Willie is the Chairman of Moredun Foundation's North of Scotland Regional Board


Gareth JonesGareth Jones

Gareth was born in Caernarfen, North Wales and gained a HND in Agriculture from Aberystwyth in 1982. He then managed farms in mid Wales and Hereford before spending two years as Beef Specialist with the Meat and Livestock Commission. Gareth is currently the Farm Manager at Rhug, a large organic estate in North Wales which has developed its own retail business over the past ten years. Gareth is a Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Scholar and past chairman of HCC Scholar’s Association as well as a current member of CARAS Wales Panel. Gareth is the current chairman of BroGeyndwr Male Voice Choir, is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies (FRAgS) and is the Chairman of Moredun Foundation's Welsh Regional Board


Frank LangrishFrank Langrish

Frank farms sheep and cattle on farms at Rye in East Sussex, with over 4,000 Romney and Romney cross ewes and purchased store cattle. Most of the lambs are sold finished through Ashford market or to local butchers and farm shops. He is past chairman of the British Wool Marketing Board and is a Council Member of the NFU.  Frank is the Chairman of the Moredun Foundation's South of England Regional Board


Mungo Guthrie

Mungo has worked within the family farming business since 1982 and is now the managing director of the 840 acre family beef and sheep farm in Darvel, Ayrshire. he sells calves as store cattle and all lambs as finished/prime lambs. Mungo is a Director of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), the Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET) and is a committee member of the Ayrshire NFUS regional board and New Milns Agricultural Society. His hobbies include vintage farm machinery, skiing and socialising. Mungo is married to Marion and has three daughters.  Mungo is the Chairman of the Moredun Foundation's South of Scotland Regional Board.


Bridget Taylor

Bridget qualified as a vet from the R(D)SVS, Edinburgh in 1984. After travelling to Botswana on a veterinary research project, a year working back at the Dick Vet in large animal medicine and further travels to New Zealand, she finally settled down in a large mixed practice in Macclesfield, Cheshire, where she has been a partner since 2001. Her day to day work involves dairy cows, beef cattle and sheep and her particular interests are in disease prevention, health planning, farmer training and knowledge transfer.  Bridget is the Chairman of the Moredun Foundation's North of England Regional Board.


Colin LowrieColin Lowrie

Colin was born and brought up on the family farm of Blegbie near Humbie in East Lothian. After studying Agriculture at Edinburgh he began working at home and currently farms a 700 acre upland mixed unit with cereals, 450 ewes producing prime and breeding lambs and 100 suckler cows with the progeny finished. As well as being a director of RHASS he has been chairman of East Lothian Agricultural Discussion Society and convenor of the local agricultural show. In his spare time he enjoys golf, shooting and curling.


Kate Richards

Kate Richards

Kate graduated from the R(D)SVS and worked as a farm animal vet in Aberdeenshire, a partner in a large mixed practice. Kate left to join a pharmaceutical company, working initially as a veterinary advisor and then as a marketing manager, gaining a Diploma in Marketing en route. Joining Defra in 2003 as a veterinary advisor, Kate has had a number of senior positions across Whitehall including managing SEAC, a committee which considered risks surrounding BSE and working as Principal Private Secretary 2009 - 2012, working for three Secretaries of State for Scotland. Kate was on the Council for the British Cattle Veterinary Association for seven years and maintains an interest in livestock health and production.


Keith MasonKeith Mason

Keith Mason BVMS joined the Equine Grass Sickness Fund (EGSF) committee in 2012 and became Chairman in September 2013.  Keith spent much of his career as Senior Veterinary Surgeon for the Hong Kong Jockey Club and was instrumental in founding their veterinary department at the beginning of the professional racing era, helping bring the first ever UK bred racehorses to Hong Kong.   Closer to home Keith was also heavily involved in setting up the Weipers Equine Centre project at Glasgow University.  Now retired, he is more commonly seen stewarding at Ayr and Hamilton races.


John Campbell

John is the Chairman and founder of Glenrath Farms Ltd, Peebles.  Started in Argyllshire in 1957 the company has grown to be the largest egg production and marketing company in Scotland and the second largest in the UK.  John also owns and farms 14,000 hill and upland acres in the Borders and Ayrshire with his family.  He has served on many committees and organisations over the years, including being a member of Tweeddale District Council from 1974-1992 (being the Convenor from 1979-1988).  He was also appointed Vice President of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (2008 and 2011).  John was awarded an OBE in the 2000 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the farming industry in the Borders and is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies.


Andrea Nolan

Professor Andrea Nolan became the new Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier in July 2013.  During the 1990's she established herself as a research leader in the field of animal pain, its recognition and management.  She has published extensively and has received awards for her work including the Pfizer Academic Award for Animal Health Research, the Amoroso Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and, along with her collaborators, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare Companion Animal Award for contributions to animal welfare.  Over her career she has worked on a range of committees including the Scottish Funding Council Strategic Funds Advisory Group and the Scottish Science Advisory Committee.  Andrea is currently Chairperson of the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies and is an honorary life member of the Association for Veterinary Teachers & Research Workers.

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