Guild congratulates former state branch president on Order of Australia honour
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has congratulated distinguished Victorian pharmacist and Guild Life Member, Bill Scott, on being made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Mr Scott, as reported by AJP, received the award for service to the pharmacy profession at the State and national level
Mr Scott has been a significant and respected figure in the pharmacy profession and the community pharmacy industry over many years, culminating in his service as one of the panel members for the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation, the Guild said in a release.
Guild national president, George Tambassis, said: “It is great to see such an outstanding community pharmacist and gentleman recognised after so many years of service to patients, to the Guild, and to the wider health system.”
Mr Scott graduated with his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Monash Pharmacy’s predecessor, the Victorian College of Pharmacy, in 1969. He is now a member of the Distinguished Alumni at Monash University.
He purchased his first community pharmacy in Melbourne in 1972, and went on to become President of the Pharmacy Guild’s Victorian Branch and chairman of the Guild’s national Health Economics Committee.
Mr Scott was a non-executive director of Sigma for 15 years as well as Chairman of Fred IT.
Many of Bill’s friends in the pharmacy industry may not be aware that he was also a champion swimmer in his youth, winning Gold at the Australian Swimming Championships in Hobart in 1965 as part of the Victorian men’s 4×110 yards freestyle team.