Long-serving Queensland Guild director calls it a day after 25 years
Robyn Ede, the long-serving director of the Queensland branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced her resignation, on Friday 9 August.
Ms Ede has helmed the Queensland Guild branch for 25 years. During that time she has worked closely with several branch Presidents, including past National Guild President Kos Sclavos and past Senior National Vice President Tim Logan.
“This year marks my 25th year at the Guild and I am ready for a change and a new challenge in my career,” Ms Ede said in a media release.
“I would like to thank the Branch Committee and members of the Pharmacy Guild for their support and guidance over the years. Together we have made many positive contributions to the healthcare system, ensuring safe, affordable and easy access to medications for all Queenslanders.
“I am particularly proud to be part of the team that initiated pharmacist administered vaccinations; developed the Guild’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP); assisted community pharmacies to become safe spaces to deliver mental health first aid; and that has supported the APP Conference to grow from strength to strength,” she said.
Current Queensland branch President, Trent Twomey, said that Robyn has made an enormous contribution to the Guild and will be greatly missed by the committee, staff and stakeholders.
“On behalf of the Queensland Branch Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Robyn for her tireless contribution to the Guild, and indeed community pharmacy, for the last 25 years and wish her well in her future endeavours.
“Robyn is a strategic and thoughtful leader who has provided tireless support for community pharmacy. She has been the driving force behind the scenes, on countless projects and ensures the Branch is professionally managed to always deliver maximum value to our members.
“Robyn has been a trusted and reliable source of advice and support for me since I became the Branch President and I know that she will be missed by staff, members, the committee and stakeholders,” Mr Twomey said.