Keith Meldrum is a ‘Dick’ Vet graduate and lives in Guildford. He spent most of his working life in the State Veterinary Service and was the Chief Veterinary Officer in MAFF until his retirement some years ago (!). He led the Government’s response to BSE. Currently he is a veterinary advisor to the largest equine charity in the UK- World Horse Welfare. He brings to the CVS Council considerable experience of Government, the EU and the control of both endemic and exotic disease. He is a lifetime member of the BVA.