The Board of Directors (the Board) of the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) has elected Des Bailey as President, and Anthony Roberts as Vice President.
Des owns Selwyn Village Pharmacy in Christchurch and has been a board member since 2017. Des is a passionate advocate on key pharmacy sector issues, this included participating in medicine margin mediation with his DHB to demonstrate the true cost of the supply chain.
Anthony owns Cook Street Pharmacy in Palmerston North and has been a board member since 2014. Anthony also Chairs the Guild’s subsidiary, Pharmaceutical Services Limited (PSL).
Des and Anthony are stepping into vacancies created by Cameron Monteith and Catherine Keenan, who have decided to step down from their roles on the Guild Board.
Cameron, owner of Western Heights Pharmacy in Rotorua, joined the Board in 2015 and has been Vice President since 2016, and President since 2019.
Catherine, owner of Vivian Pharmacy in New Plymouth, joined the Board in 2016 and has been Vice President since 2019.
Both Cameron and Catherine have strongly advocated for Guild members and the community pharmacy sector during their time on the Board.
Their dedication and leadership has been greatly appreciated by the Board, Guild staff, and members. Des and Anthony look forward to continuing Cameron and Catherine’s excellent work.