Royal Canin ANZ has appointed Dr Bronwen MacRae as Chief Health Officer (CHO) to lead technical and scientific relationships with all major veterinary corporate groups across Australia and New Zealand.

Dr MacRae becomes the first CHO in the ANZ region and just the second CHO across Royal Canin’s global network. She joins the ANZ business after an extensive career in clinical practice and the animal health industry.

Reporting to Advocacy Director Kelly Quirke, Dr MacRae will work across Royal Canin to deliver scientific thought leadership for customers and major clients.

Quirke said this new role reflected the strategic importance and growth potential of Royal Canin’s science-based diets and the role they play in animal health.

“As the pet health and nutrition industry grows, we are seeing consistent advancement in scientific research in nutrition and how this interacts with the healthcare provided by our Australian and New Zealand veterinarians,” Quirke said.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of this research and development, producing nutritionally complete products and prescription diets, as well as supporting the sustainability of the vet industry through advocacy initiatives.”

Dr MacRae said it’s exciting to see how the 50 year old business has evolved into a health through nutrition company that understands the role nutrition plays in the health and vitality of pets.

“Our customers and major clients are valued partners. I look forward to working closely with them and providing the scientific lens to nutrition and how this can support a better world for cats and dogs.”

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