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NVC Board of Directors


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Ms Susan Forrester

Chair and Non-Executive Director

Susan is a highly respected and accomplished professional Company Director with a powerful blend of management, board and consulting experience across ASX-listed, public and private companies. She draws on 25 years of executive management expertise in large professional services firms, covering law, finance, HR, business and governance, to bring a practical and pragmatic approach to her board contributions.  She is currently a director of ASX listed entities G8 Education Ltd, Xenith IP Ltd and Over the Wire Ltd.

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Tomas Steenackers

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Tomas is the founding CEO and MD of National Veterinary Care Ltd who brought together the initial portfolio of 35 clinics and took the company to listing on the ASX in August 2015.   Over the past three years he has more than doubled the business to a thriving market leading organisation comprising more than 90 veterinary clinics supported by 2 training facilities and complementary managed services. Before founding NVC, he gained extensive senior management experience in the veterinary, health, pharmaceutical and pathology sectors.

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Kaylene Gaffney

Non-Executive Director

Kaylene has had a career in senior financial roles for over 25 years in the retail, aviation, telecommunications and information technology sectors. She is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed MSL Solutions Limited and has previously served as non-executive director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for Wotif.com.  Kaylene is Chair of NVC’s Audit and Risk Committee.

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Dr Stephen Coles

Non-Executive Director

With 40 years’ experience in the veterinary sector, Stephen is highly respected in the industry as a General Practitioner and Specialist. He is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne and a Scientific Associate of the Zoological Board of Victoria. He is a Life Member of the Australian Veterinary Dental Society and a Member of the Regional Recovery Group Southern Brown Bandicoots Western Biosphere Reserve.

His past roles include Co-founder and Director of Animal Hospitals of Australia, Director of Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre and Preceptor University of Alabama. More
recently he served as Executive Director and Operations and Acquisitions Manager in Specialty and Emergency at Greencross Pty Ltd. 

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