New Years Honours Awarded

Don Griffin, the former head of the Central Institute of Technology pharmacy school, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours list announced recently.

Mr Griffin, a long time Honorary Member of PSNZ, was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to

tertiary education and sport. Although never having trained as a pharmacist he was instrumental in the development of a patient focused curriculum while leading the school of pharmacy in Petone. Working with other well known long time pharmacy educators he was involved the development of professional development course for pharmacists. He became a very well recognised figure within pharmacy and in promoting the education of pharmacists.

During his tenure at CIT he was promoted to the position of Chief Executive which he held until 1995.

The  PSNZ National Executive extends its warmest congratulation to Mr Griffin on achieving this honour.