Since registration in 1980, Steve has enjoyed a career devoted to pharmacy, working exclusively during this period for Boots. He has held many senior level appointments spanning general management, human resources, marketing, commercial management and business development. In 2007 he was elected to the Council of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and appointed its President in 2008. Steve was made a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in November 2009 for his contribution to the practise of pharmacy. Now retired Steve is chairman of the board of trustees of the Pharmaceutical Trust for Educational and Charitable Objects (an organisation devoted to funding research). He is also Deputy Chair of the West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and a trustee of the Psoriasis Association.
Peter has been Professor of Pharmacy Practice at The University of Manchester since 1991, which has included spells as Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE). His contribution to health services research concentrated on community pharmacy, although more recently it is focusing on the development, performance and regulation of the pharmacy workforce. In late 2011, he was appointed Co-Chair of the Modernising Pharmacy Careers Programme Board of Medical Education England (MEE). He was formerly Deputy Chief Pharmacist for England, and also a member of the Medicines Commission. Peter was awarded the Charter Gold Medal of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2004, and was conferred a CBE for services to healthcare in 2008.
Richard is a Chartered Accountant. He has a strong background in finance and was previously Managing Director of the Jewish Chronicle Newspaper as well as Head of Finance of the Alzheimer's Society. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust. Richard is the Treasurer of The Centre for Mental Health (a think tank) as well as a Trustee of Swanswell (a drugs and alcohol charity based in Rugby).
Since 1999 Denis has been Professor of Nursing at De Montfort University. He semi retired in 2011 but continues to work one day aweek for DMU. He has also been working with the Oxford Health Alliance in projects concerning smoking prevention. Denis trained as a mental health nurse and adult (medical-surgical) nurse. However in mid-career moved across into engineering and computing (1987-1994) before returning to academic nursing.
Sally has worked in benevolent funds caring for health professionals for over 25 years and has a post graduate qualification in charity management. During this time she has also been an active member of the Association of Charitable Organisations.
She is involved as a volunteer in several charities in North London, where she has lived for most of her life. She is a Volunteer Hospital Manager at a residential unit for adolescents with eating disorders, and is required to consider appeals by the residents against their continuing detention under the Mental HealthAct. In 2012 she was appointed Trustee of the Beacon Lodge Charitable Trust, a residential unit where women with young children are sent by local authorities and the courts to learn parenting skills. In addition she has been a governor at a local voluntary aided primary school since 2002, and currently chairs the Admissions Committee. For six years she served as a Member Nominated Trustee of a defined benefits pension scheme.
As Superintendent and Managing Director of a group of pharmacies Hamish has an excellent understanding of how community pharmacy works. He is responsible for planning and directing the organisation's strategy and setting standards for financial and trading performance, quality, culture and legislative adherence.
Hamish qualified from the University of Bath and along with his pharmacy degree, he holds two Masters degrees including an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, where he has acted an external PhD examiner. Hamish is founder and a Trustee of the Borno Foundation, a philanthropic charity which works to help alleviate hardship and suffering. He has been representing pharmacists as a member of Essex Local Pharmaceutical Committee for over 5 years, where he has a particular interest in governance.He cares passionately about pharmacy and appreciates the challenges that both the profession and the professionals within it face.
Following pre-reg training at the Royal Free, Leonard moved to Beecham Research Labs, then onto Chelsea College to read for his PhD before emigrating to the U.S. to undertake research at Stanford University. He returned to big pharma (UpJohn) and, subsequently, small pharma, as Director of R&D, maintaining engagements/interactions with many universities and other institutions world-wide. Since 1998 Leonard has been an independent consultant to the bio/pharmaceutical industry. Professionally, he has been a local Branch Chairman, a co-founder and elected member of the Industrial Pharmacists’ Group and maintains an active interest in community pharmacy.
Doreen spent her working life in the pharmaceutical industry and the Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency. She was with the Agency for over 30 years as an inspector, assessor, Superintendant Pharmacist, Group Manager in Licensing, Principal Assessor to the (then) CSM and Medicines Commission and Director of Information Management when she retired a few years ago. She has also been Honorary Secretary and Chair of her local branch.
Christine Miles graduated from Pharmacy School at Bath University in 1978. She undertook her preregistration year at Westminster hospital and then worked in hospital pharmacy becoming Chief pharmacist at Harold Wood Hospital and then Chief Pharmacist at Middlesex Teaching Hospitals. Christine undertook her MBA at Cranfield Business school and Diploma in Marketing and moved into hospital management. She has worked at executive level for 17 years. She has complemented this work with trusteeships for hospices and training & education boards.