Previous Executive Committee of the WVPA

Here is the previous executive committee.

Ex Committee

Trevor Bagust
Dr Trevor Bagust

Sadly Trevor Bagust died early in 2014 and the executive officers of the WVPA decided, out of respect, to leave the presidency vacant until it is due to be renewed at the Cape Town Congress in 2015. In the interim, the Vice Presidents and the Secretary/Treasurer will look after the day to day affairs of the WVPA.

After his veterinary degree, Trevor completed his PhD in animal virology at the University of Queensland in 1970. His research projects included avian leukosis and reticuloendotheliosis, avian immunosuppressive viruses and infectious laryngotracheitis virus. He has authored more than 150 scientific publications.

He was Director of the Australia-China Poultry Projects (1988-1996), whose technology transfer (SPF and poultry diseases diagnosis), facilities design, and training of key Chinese laboratory personnel laid significant foundations for the subsequent development of China's modern intensive poultry industry.

In 1996 Trevor became a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, where he developed a Master of Veterinary Studies course for postgraduate veterinary specialisation in Avian Health-in-Production. He has been a central figure in establishing Avian Health Online. This program enables postgraduate education and competencies training of avian veterinarians by interactive distance education.

Ex Committee

Prof. Dr Hafez M. Hafez

After gaining his veterinary and masters degree from Cairo University in 1975, Mohamed Hafez completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the department of Poultry Diseases, Giessen University, Germany, in 1981. In 1994 he finished the Habilitation thesis at Munich University.

In 1997 he became the head of the Institute of Poultry Diseases at Free University, Berlin. He is an honorary Professor at the University of Hohenheim, Germany and at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Prof. Hafez's career has focused on poultry diseases in general and respiratory and foodborne diseases, management and hygiene in particular.

He is a veterinary poultry specialist; veterinary microbiology specialist and veterinary animal hygiene specialist. Since 2008 he has been a Diplomate of European College of Poultry Veterinary Science and he is currently the president of the college. From 2007 until August 2011 he was the president of the WVPA and is currently the vice-president of the Association. He is a member of several national and international scientific committees related to veterinary medicine.