APC announces Governing Council makeup

Four new directors are set to be appointed to the APC Governing Council

One sitting director has also been reappointed, says Australian Pharmacy Council president Professor Debra Rowett.

“A number of Councillors’ terms are soon to expire and therefore the Council will be undertaking a period of renewal,” Prof Rowett says.

“The appointments will continue to drive the future direction of the APC through the new Councillors who bring with them a continued focus and commitment to strengthen and advance the quality of pharmacy education in Australia and New Zealand.”

The new directors appointed for two year terms are:

  • Professor Rhonda Clifford, Head, School of Allied Health (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences), University of Western Australia, WA, from October 2017;
  • Professor Nicholas Glasgow, Acting Head, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, Australian National University, ACT, from November 2017;
  • Ms Amanda Galbraith, Community Pharmacist, ACT, from November 2017; and
  • Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson, Associate Dean (Academic)/Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland, from February 2018.

Also, Professor Iqbal Ramzan has been re-appointed to the Council for a further three year term.

“Each of these Directors brings with them a unique skills-set that complements the Council and ensures good governance and puts the APC in good stead as we pursue our goals:

  • building our reputation as the leader in pharmacy education standards;
  • use contemporary and integrative methodologies for accreditation and assessment standards;
  • broaden our business model; and
  • maintain our leadership in this dynamic and ever-changing regulatory environment,” says Prof Rowett.

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