Meet the team

IVC Evidensia is the global leader in veterinary care, operating across 20 countries. Meet and get to know the group CEO Simon Smith and Management Team.

Simon Smith

Group Chief Executive Officer

Simon Smith is Group CEO at IVC Evidensia, following a successful 30-year career in the retail and travel industries. Before joining IVC Evidensia, Simon was Group Chief Executive Officer at SSP Group plc for three years, following five years as CEO for UK and Ireland. During that time, he substantially grew the business and then helped to steer the travel food retailer through the enormous challenges presented by Covid-19. 

He started his career as a graduate buyer at Fenwick before moving to Allders and then Safeway, before spending ten years at WHSmith in the Travel Division, driving growth and international expansion, with roles including Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director. He graduated from Leeds University with a first-class honours degree in economics and social history.

Management Team

Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Group Chief Executive Officer

Russell Trenter

Russell Trenter

Group Chief Operating Officer

Heine Dalsgaard

Heine Dalsgaard

Group Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan Howell

Jonathan Howell

Group Chief Product and Technical Officer

Ella Bennett

Ella Bennett

Group Chief People Officer

Gudrun Ravetz

Gudrun Ravetz

Group Chief Medical Officer (from Feb 2024)

Phil McNally

Phil McNally

Group Commercial Director

Terri Westlake

Terri Westlake

Group Chief Customer and Marketing Officer Officer

Johan Wiklund

Johan Wiklund

Regional Director Northern Europe

Duncan Phillips

Duncan Phillips

Regional CEO, UK and Ireland

Mike Foulds

Mike Foulds

Regional CEO, Western Europe (from Feb 2024)

David Murphy

David Murphy

Regional CEO, VetStrategy

Urs Schaub

Urs Schaub

Regional CEO, Central Europe