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  Keynote speakers

Roly Owers

Roly is a qualified veterinary surgeon and has been Chief Executive of the charity World Horse Welfare since 2008. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1992 and acquired his Masters degree in Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1997. His previous veterinary roles included the Blue Cross and Royal Army Veterinary Corps.  

Roly plays an active role in much of World Horse Welfare’s work supporting the horse-human partnership across four continents, including leading the charity’s work with veterinary universities and networks, the UK government, the EU, OIE, the FAO and the United Nations. He also advises the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and the British Horseracing Authority on horse Welfare. 

Roly is currently Treasurer of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), Chairman of the UK Equine Disease Coalition, a Director of the British Horse Council, a Board member of the European Horse Network, Chair of the International Coalition for Animal Welfare and an Executive Board Member of World Federation for Animals.