Terms of Reference

The VDS Board and its committees

Board Diversity

The Board of The Veterinary Defence Society Limited have adopted a Board Diversity Policy, which sets out the approach to diversity and provides a high-level indication of the approach to diversity.

Appointments to the Board are based on merit and objective criteria reflecting the skills, knowledge, experience and diversity needed to ensure a rounded and effective Board. Diversity in the VDS embraces knowledge and understanding of relevant diverse geographies, peoples and their backgrounds and includes race, social, educational and professional background, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief and age, as well as culture, personality, work-style and cognitive and personal strengths. Diversity also includes a diversity of perspectives on what motivates and interests existing and potential customers. 

The policy was adopted by the Board on 22 July 2020.