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

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Kenyon

Paul Kenyon

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Farrar

Lisa Farrar

Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Experience Officer

Ashley Hewson

Ashley Hewson

Chief Information Officer

Amanda Boag

Amanda Boag

Chief Medical Officer

Lisa King

Lisa King

Group HR Director

Phil McNally

Phil McNally

Group Commercial Director

Michiel van Silfhout

Michiel van Silfhout

Regional Director Western Europe

Duncan Phillips

Duncan Phillips

United Kingdom and Ireland CEO

Johan Wiklund

Johan Wiklund

Regional Director Nordics

Christoph Dänzer

Christoph Dänzer

Regional Director DACH

Orin Litman

Orin Litman

Canada CEO (VetStrategy)