Des Bailey owns Selwyn Village Pharmacy in Christchurch - a small neighborhood pharmacy working closely with the general practice next door.
He is the Canterbury representative for the Pharmacy Guild.
Des was on the board of the Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group for five years.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Des moved to New Zealand in 2000, requalified in 2001 and undertook postgraduate study in medicines management through Otago Pharmacy School.
He was a preceptor for the University of Colorado Pharmacy School until 2015.