The RASV Board and management recently welcomed new Board member, Dr Catherine Ainsworth.
Catherine brings with her considerable executive and Board experience, having held senior management roles in government, agribusiness, pharmaceuticals and specialist equine veterinary practice throughout her career.
Catherine is currently the CEO of Pony Club Australia Ltd. Catherine was previously Director, Stakeholder Relationships at the former Department of Environment and Primary Industries (now DELWP) and Chief Operating Officer of AgriBio, a joint venture between the Victorian Government and La Trobe University delivering a fully operational, major national science facility.
Catherine currently holds Non-Executive Director positions on three Boards, in addition to the RASV, including the Australian Meat Processor Corporation, Harness Racing Victoria and Racing Analytical Services.
Catherine holds a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Science (Honours) and Master of Veterinary Science (Equine Reproductive Endocrinology), a Master of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.