RGT role for Ian Lavery; NEWS.
IAN LAVERY has been appointed an honorary vice president of the Retired Greyhound Trust, a role he will be joined in by fellow MP Andrew Rosindell, who has resigned as an RGT trustee to take up the new position.
At a meeting of the RGT trustees on Wednesday a number of other changes were agreed with Steve Goody, deputy chief executive of leading animal welfare charity The Blue Cross, appointed as a new trustee.
Goody is also vice chairman of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes and has been a member of the RGT veterinary committee for a number of years. He sits on welfare umbrella group the Greyhound Forum and the International Greyhound Forum and previously served on the BGRB and subsequently GBGB welfare committees as representative of the welfare charities on the Greyhound Forum.
Maurice Watkins has resigned as a trustee following his departure as GBGB chairman with the RGT board recording its thanks for his contribution to the charity.
The RGT board now comprises: Andrew Higgins (chairman), Joe Akerman, Frances Allen, Joe Scanlon, John Haynes, John Simpson, Steve Goody and Roger Cearns, while it is also in the process of appointing an active volunteer at an RGT branch as a further trustee.