Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Equine vet Chris Tufnell has been elected as the next vice-president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). He will take up the position in July, replacing Dr Bradley Viner who was elected as President.

Chris, the sole principal of Coach House Veterinary Surgeons in East Woodhay, hopes that his experience and outlook as a practitioner “on the ground” will shape his term of office.

“Just as many others before me, it is the experience of the day-job which drives me to contribute to the work of the RCVS,” he said.

Matchmakers International

Former H&H editor Lucy Higginson has joined Matchmakers International and working part time with the Harry Hall brand development team.

Huntingdon racecourse

Sian Williams is the new general manager at Huntingdon racecourse. The 26-year-old joins from Doncaster where she is currently head of racing sales. She succeeds Nadia Gollings who leaves the track next month to take up the role of general manager at Market Rasen.

“Sian’s experience within Jockey Club Racecourses and the racing industry as a whole will be an invaluable asset in her new role. I am looking forward to working closely with her as part of our East Region management team and I have every confidence she will help the racecourse go from strength to strength in the coming years,” said Amy Starkey, head of the Jockey Club’s east region.

Kent County Agricultural Society

Alastair Campbell, 4th Baron Colgrain has been elected as President of the Kent County Agricultural Society. Lord Colgrain succeeds Lady Astor of Hever who has been President of the Kent County Agricultural Society since her election in 2011, following her husband Johnny when he stepped down to take on governmental duties in the House of Lords.