John Mackinnon has been appointed as the new chairman of Moredun Scientific. He will succeed Dr Peter Wells who has been chairman of the Moredun Scientific board of directors for the past eight years and is retiring from the post.
After a short time in mixed practice, followed by a period in industry as Technical Services Manager for Elanco Animal Health and subsequently Senior Research Veterinarian at the Lilly Research Laboratories, John returned to veterinary practice where, for the past 30 years, he has specialised in pig medicine and production. He is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Advanced Practitioner in pig medicine.
John graduated in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from The Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He is a Fellow of the RCVS for studies in the use of antibiotics in livestock production and holds the RCVS Certificate in Pig Medicine. He is a former President of the Pig Veterinary Society and was the inaugural President of the European Association for Porcine Health and Management.
His appointment will support the growth and further development of Moredun Scientific, an established contract research and testing organization providing services to the global animal health and biopharmaceutical industries.
John Murray, Managing Director of Moredun Scientific commented: “We are delighted that John has agreed to become our new Chairman, he brings a wealth of experience from the Animal Health Industry and I look forward to working with him in his new role. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter Wells for the very significant contribution he has made to Moredun Scientific during his time as Chairman.”
John Mackinnon said: “I am honoured to be elected by the board as its Chairman. Moredun Scientific has a strong reputation and I am very pleased to be working with the company as it further develops its contract business.”