News Medicanimal Appoints Additional Directors



MedicAnimal appoints additional directors
27th October 2015

By Karen Pickwick

MedicAnimal, the online retailer of veterinary products and pet supplies, has appointed two new directors. This follows the acquisition of the business by Forward Dimension Capital in August.

Fern O’Sullivan, chief operations officer, and Camille Genevard, sales director, have joined the board at MedicAnimal with immediate effect. This completes MedicAnimal’s new board, following a recent internal restructure. This is the first time it has included operational leaders drawn from within the business and brings the board to six, all of whom have day-to-day executive roles.

Fern joined MedicAnimal in early 2014 and leads operations across Europe. She previously spent 10 years at LOVEFiLM as group operations director and five years as operations manager at Amazon prior to this.

Camille has been with MedicAnimal since 2011 and is responsible for the group’s performance across core European markets. She was heavily involved in the integration of Petsupermarket and Petmeds, following MedicAnimal’s acquisition of the businesses in 2011 and 2012.

Prior to joining MedicAnimal, she studied at HEC Paris and worked as an Investment Analyst at Time Equity Partners.

The new MedicAnimal board in full comprises: David Rigby, executive chairman; Simon Davies, CFO; Ivan Retzinac, founder; Andrew Bucher, founder and chief veterinary officer; Fern O’Sullivan, COO; Camille Genevard, sales director; Rob Murphy, non-exec director; and Gavin Owston, non-exec director.