Dr Andrew Higgins BVetMed MSc PhD FRSB FRCVS was Scientific Director and Chief Executive of the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, from 1988-1999. He was Editor-in-Chief of The Veterinary Journal from 1991-2016 and is now Honorary Editor-in-Chief. He has served on many national and international regulatory committees, including for 20 years Honorary Scientific Advisor to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI).
He is currently a trustee of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and Chairman of the Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation. He is Scientific Adviser to World Horse Welfare. He served on the Ethics and Welfare Committees of the Zoological Society of London for 20 years. From 1997-2022 he was President of the Anglo-Italian Society for the Protection of Animals. In 2020, he was awarded his Diploma of Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for Meritorious Contributions to the veterinary profession.