Pan Livestock
Fred Landeg
Animal health policy and strategy

Fred Landeg graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1971. After a spell in private veterinary practice, he entered public service in 1975 as a Veterinary Officer with the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food, (now Defra). In his career he held a number of departmental posts concerned with public health, animal health and animal welfare. He played a major role in the control of outbreaks of foot mouth disease (2001, 2007), avian influenza and bluetongue. He was appointed UK Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer in 2004 and was made acting UK Chief Veterinary Officer in November 2007, shortly before retiring from public service at the end of April 2008. He was awarded CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2008. Currently, he is a trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Trust. He is also a trustee of the Animal Health Trust. He chairs the Veterinary Policy Group of the British Veterinary Association.