Colin was elected as a Patient Governor in 2018. After receiving wonderful care at Addenbrooke’s, he hopes to use his position to support the Trust in executing its initiative to provide services in an efficient and compassionate manner, offering a highly-motivated voice to contribute to the success of Addenbrooke’s.
Colin is a graduate of the University of Bristol Veterinary School. After graduation, he spent eight years in equine veterinary practice in Ashford, Kent, during which time he obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He then spent fourteen years at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, where he obtained his PhD in equine respiratory physiology. After a few years at the Clinical Veterinary School in Cambridge, he became an independent consultant in equine veterinary matters, an Affiliated Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
Colin led the Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Sampling Teams for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He is a Fédération Equestre Internationale Official Veterinarian and, in addition to his Olympic experience, he has officiated at three World Equestrian Games, an Asian Games and numerous World Championships, European Championships and Show Jumping World Cups. He is a British Horseracing Authority Veterinary Officer. His main professional areas of interest are equine sports medicine and equine welfare.
Colin's leisure interests include chess, cricket, rugby union, theatre, cinema and history.