Staff Profiles

Greg Warman

Chief Operating Officer & Chairman

Greg Warman is an experienced and driven Company Director with a passion for education. His duties encompass Chairmanship of the Board, Chief Executive and Responsible Officer (Ofqual/CCEA), and VetSkill SQP Registrar (Veterinary Medicines Directorate). He spent 41 years in Banking specialising in Agriculture and Horticulture prior to joining VetSkill in 2015. Greg is keen to develop qualifications that meet the needs of VetSkill clients maintaining its mission of “providing qualifications that inspire success.”


Barbara Drysdale, RVN, CertEd

Director

Barbara is a qualified RVN currently practising in the local area. She gained her Certificate in Education specialising in animal care and Veterinary Nursing teaching in the Further and Higher Education sectors from NVQ to degree level. She was instrumental in the development of the UK’s first Veterinary Nursing degrees, and is an accomplished Senior Manager and Company Director with a vast knowledge and background experience having worked for a major FE/HE provider. Barbara is passionate about the advancement of her own profession as well as the development of progression for learners in all fields of employment and study.


Sam McMillan BSc(Hons) VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) DipAVN(Med) RVN

Qualifications Manager´╗┐

Sam is an experienced educator and has previously worked in several Further and Higher Education institutions across a number of subject areas including Veterinary Nursing. Prior to joining VetSkill, Sam was a Programme Manager for Veterinary Nursing and Higher Education at a large Further Education College. She also has extensive clinical experience in Veterinary Nursing after spending 12 years in several university and private referral hospitals. Sam is passionate about advancing education and ensuring that VetSkill provide an inspirational range of qualifications. She is also currently undertaking PhD research and her particular interests include patient safety, medication taking behaviours, and VN education.


Jackie Morris (AssocCIPD), FInstLM, MEMCC

Standards Manager

Jackie is an experienced and qualified practitioner in all matters relating to assessment and quality assurance of vocational qualifications. With almost 30 years of experience in qualification design, development and delivery, she has a wide breadth of understanding of the marketplace and the products and services relevant to the education and training sector. Jackie has overall responsibility for managing VetSkill’s quality assurance strategy. Incorporating operational implementation, audit and review of quality assurance processes, Jackie plays a key role in the organisation as gatekeeper for VetSkill and manages risk, compliance and procedures to ensure all regulatory requirements are met. Through a team of Quality Visitors, Jackie works with potential Centres to assist with Centre recognition and qualification approval. She operates alongside existing VetSkill Centres to develop their processes and procedures to maintain high levels of assessment and internal quality assurance practice to drive a culture of continuous improvement.


Rachel Luff BA(Hons), MA, MAUA

Senior Administrator´╗┐

Rachel has over ten years’ experience working in both the Higher and Further Education sectors ranging from co-ordinating high level Faculty administration and events to managing education and student experience projects. She currently leads the VetSkill administration team who play a key role in the daily operations of the organisation. As first point of contact for Centres, Rachel works closely alongside the Standards and Qualifications Managers to ensure the operational and administrative functions are managed effectively and efficiently.


Rebecca Turner

Administrator´╗┐

Rebecca is our office administrator. Her responsibilities include learner registrations, Centre administration, and health and safety. She has undertaken training to become VetSkill’s First Aider after her experience working for the NHS. Her duties also include maintaining accurate learner data, processing assessment bookings, and co-ordinating certificate claims from VetSkill approved Centres. She assists with the progress of Centre applications liaising with the Standards Manager and Quality Visitors regularly. Rebecca is also responsible for managing the administration of assessments working alongside the Qualifications Manager. After 7 years of bakery and food service experience, Rebecca also enjoys making cakes for the team!