Who we are
Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is a professional, membership based association representing 3,400 pharmacists and technicians. Members receive:
- Professional support.
- Representation and advocacy.
- Training for continuing professional development.
This enables them to provide patients with the best advice concerning medicines
National Executive Members 2015 - 2017
Governance for the organisation is provided by a seven member elected National Executive of Society members. The current National Executive members are all registered and practising pharmacists. The Rules of the Society also makes provision for one co-opted member drawn from New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists’ Association Inc (NZHPA), to attend all National Executive meetings.
Graeme is the owner of a community pharmacy in Rangiora and also works part time as the General Manager of the Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group.
He has previously been Deputy Chair of both NZCP and Unichem/Pharmacybrands. Graeme has a keen interest in the integration of pharmacy into the primary care health team so that the cognitive skills of pharmacists are both recognised and utilised. This is a major focus of his role with the Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group. Graeme is accredited for and provides Medicines Use Reviews, Smoking Cessation, Trimethoprim, Immunisation and Emergency Hormonal contraception.
Ian is the Managing Director of Pharmacy 547, a specialist pharmacy and it is here he leads the team which developed both the Community Pharmacy Anti-Coagulation Management Service (CPAMS) and also immunisation by community pharmacists.
William (Billy) Allan
BPharm (Hons) MSc (Dist) MEd FPS MRPharmS FNZHPA ANZPP RegPharmNZ
Billy is Chief Pharmacist (Primary and Secondary Services) for the Hawke’s Bay Health Sector and manager of the hospital pharmacy service, Hawke’s Bay Hospital. As Chief Pharmacist he is responsible for strategic and professional leadership and performance of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) Community and Hospital Pharmacy Services. He currently serves on the HBDHB Clinical Council, Community Pharmacy Service Agreement Clinical Partnership Working Group, Hospital Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee of PTAC (The Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee), PHARMAC, Tender Medical Subcommittee of PTAC (PHARMAC) and HITB/HQSC Medication Safety Steering Group. He was made a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society in 2012.
Clare is employed in community pharmacy in Palmerston North. She has been a pharmacy owner, hospital pharmacist and a locum. She is a MUR accredited pharmacist and is involved in developing new services. Her interests include technicians and their training and their future roles as pharmacists’ roles develop.
|Dr Natalie Gauld |
DipPharm MPharm PhD FPS RegPharmNZ MRPharmS
Natalie is a pharmacist who provides consultancy services primarily around consumer access to medicines, through Natalie Gauld Ltd. Her pharmacy experience includes community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, industry, and research. Since being a member of the Medicines Classification Committee (2004-2009), Natalie has facilitated prescription to non-prescription reclassifications of medicines including trimethoprim, sildenafil, topical calcipotriol and vaccinations, often working with Green Cross Health. Some of these reclassifications have been world firsts and won awards. Natalie is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of NZ, an Honorary Research Fellow with the University of Auckland, and has an affiliate position with the University of Otago.
|Dr John Dunlop |
PGDipPharm MPharm DPharm(Auck) PGCertClinPharm(Prescribing) FPS FNZCP FACPP MCAPA
John has worked for many years to develop and extend pharmacy practice accumulating years of experience in rural, provincial and city pharmacy. This culminated in the development of the first dispensary only pharmacy in Wanganui, winning the then Steven’s New Zealand Marketing Award.
|Kirsten Simonsen |
Kirsten has been both Secretary and President of the Otago Branch of the Society.
|Dr Lynn McBain |
Dr Lynn McBain will join the National Executive as a co-opted member in February 2017.
She provides the voice of a general practitioner at the governance table to support the move by the profession towards integrated care.
Dr McBain graduated from Dalhousie University in Canada and emigrated to New Zealand in the 1980s.She is a partner in Brooklyn Medical Centre and Deputy Chair of the Compass Health PHO.
Dr McBain also Chairs the Compass Health Clinical Quality Board and is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care and General Practice at the University of Otago Wellington campus.
|Fiona Bradley |
Fiona Bradley will join the National Executive in February as the early career pharmacist.
Fiona moved to the Manawatu, after completing her degree at Otago and has been working in community pharmacy in Palmerston North over the last seven years.
Fiona joined the local PSNZ branch committee and in 2014 was elected to the MidCentral Community Pharmacy Group (MCPG) Board.
She has served on the National Board for Girl Guiding New Zealand over the last five years, represented girls and young women internationally and held the Advocacy Portfolio for two years.
Reciprocal non-voting board member from the Pharmacy Guild
Chief Executive Officer
|Chief Pharmacist Advisor |
|EVOLVE Intern Training Programme Manager |
|Pharmacy Self Care Manager |
|ENHANCE Programme Manager |
|Marketing and Communications Manager |
|Finance Manager |
|College Programmes Manager |
|Pharmacy Defence Association |
Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Incorporated (the Society) is a voluntary body that provides professional support, education, training and career development for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The Society is incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. The Society is registered with the Charities Commission and is a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 (registration number CC42418).