Miles Russell has been elected President of the Veterinary Management Group (VMG), the professional association for those in leadership and management roles in the veterinary sector.
Finance director of the VMG since 2019, Miles Russell is practice manager at the George Veterinary Group, having started his career in the agricultural team of Deloitte Touche Accountants.
He takes over as president from Richard Casey.
The VMG has also launched an open call for the position of Junior Vice President.
The association says it has taken this step to make its leadership roles more accessible and to encourage wider participation from its members.
Details of the application process are available on their website.
Miles Russell said: “Rich has been a tremendous president during three particularly challenging years.
“On behalf of the VMG, I would like to thank him for the fantastic contribution he has made to the association and its development.
“During my presidency, we will continue to focus on extending the range of support and help we offer to leaders and managers, as well as promoting the value of non-clinical CPD to help veterinary teams meet the challenges to come over the next few years.
“Of course, it will be a huge privilege to join with my fellow directors in welcoming delegates to VMG Congress in Stratford upon Avon in June.
“We look forward to welcoming the delegates to two days leadership and management training and sharing of experiences to help develop ourselves.”