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It’s been a busy autumn for GALVmed as we welcomed six new staff members.

Jeremy Salt, our Senior Director of Research and Development (R&D), has joined us from after working for 17 years at Pfizer Animal Health. Jeremy will head our R&D department and is based in our Edinburgh office.

“I have watched GALVmed become established in the sector for the last eight years and now I have a chance to join the organisation,” said Jeremy. “I am looking forward to making my contribution to the Research & Development function and helping to fashion products and diagnostics to help poor livestock holders in the future.”

Our R&D department also welcomed Dr Rose Peter, our new Trypanosomosis (Tryps) Programme Manager who replaced Grant Napier in September. Rose will be responsible for the overall management of the GALVmed Tryps Programme, which includes exploring and identifying new opportunities for delivery of different African Animal Tryps products. She is based in South Africa. Rose is a vet who has more than 20 years of experience, initially working as Head of Research and Development for Bayer Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa and more recently as a consultant for veterinary and public health companies.

We have also expanded our Communications department, which now consists of two new colleagues. Our new Communications Manager, Beatrice Ouma, is based in our Africa office in Nairobi. Beatrice brings extensive communications experience in the livestock, research and development sectors. She will oversee and develop the organisation’s communications strategies and initiatives. Stuart Brown, our former Communications Manager, is now our Assistant Director for Business Development and will be working with current and potential GALVmed donors.

“These are exciting times for GALVmed and I am delighted to be part of this dynamic team working so hard to improve the lives of many farmers,” said Beatrice. “I look forward to transforming GALVmed’s communications and engaging with our partners at different levels.”

Heather Irish, our new Communications Officer, brings over seven years of experience in communications for higher education, government and third sector organisations in the UK and America. Heather will oversee online and internal communications, social media channels and American and European PR. She is based in GALVmed’s Edinburgh office.

John McGovern joined our Edinburgh-based Finance department as our Management Accountant in October. He will oversee the preparation of monthly management accounts and project reports, maintain the finance system and assist in the preparation of donor reports. John previously worked with National Galleries of Scotland and Port of Leith Housing Association.

Our South Asia office in New Delhi also welcomed Dr Rahul Srivastava, our new Marketing Officer for South Asia. Rahul joined us in November and will work with livestock keepers to ensure that their needs are met. He has a Masters in Veterinary Science and has previously worked for Vetcare, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and Bovian Healthcare Pvt Ltd.

“I look forward to satisfying the needs of resource-poor livestock keepers with coordinated efforts of all stakeholders involved in inspiring the purpose of GALVmed – Protecting Livestock and Improving Human Lives,” said Rahul.

For more information on GALVmed staff, visit our staff pages and biographies.

Pictured from left to right are: Jeremy Salt, Senior Director of Research and Development; Beatrice Ouma, Communications Manager; Dr Rahul Srivastava, Marketing Officer for South Asia; Heather Irish, Communications Officer.