Lizzie joined the RCVS in 2005 after 13 years working across Europe in marketing, public relations, corporate communications and public affairs, in sectors including animal health, agriculture and the environment.
Since then, Lizzie spent 12 years heading up the communications team at the RCVS, most recently as Strategic Communications Director. She was appointed CEO in November 2017.
In autumn 2014, Lizzie set up the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI), alongside its then Chair, Neil Smith. As well as stimulating change in culture and openness around mental health and wellbeing within the profession in the UK, MMI has also attracted attention from the veterinary profession outside the UK, and other UK professions, including from the human health and the legal sectors.