KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Abi Seager Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Appointed as the new Chief Executive of the VMD in September 2021. Abi was previously the VMD’s deputy CEO and Director of the Authorisations in which her responsibilities included overseeing the rigorous benefit: risk assessment of applications for the marketing authorisations (MA) of veterinary medicinal products and also the VMDs Brexit programme and Covid response.
Abi’s scientific background is in the field of Microbiology and Genetics which she studied at the University of Liverpool. Since joining the civil service in 2002 Abi has held several senior roles across government spanning policy, operational delivery, and major project management.
Abi owns a lovably grumpy Bengal and two rescue kittens (who are sharpening their claws on all available furniture).