Changing of the guard

Anthony White steps down as CEO of TerryWhite Chemmart

TerryWhite Chemmart CEO Anthony White announced on Tuesday that he will step down after 11 years at the helm of one of Australia’s largest retail pharmacy brands.

Mr White will transition to a new role as Executive Director of Pharmacy Network Development, where he will work to further grow the reach of the TWC network.

He will be succeeded as CEO by Duncan Phillips, currently the Chief Operating Officer at TWC, who will take over effective immediately.

In 2016 Mr White oversaw the strategic merger of Terry White Group with Chemmart Holdings, which created TerryWhite Chemmart, an Australia-wide network of nearly 500 pharmacies.

He said it had been an honour to lead TWC through a period of substantial growth, but the time was now right for fresh leadership as the group entered its next growth phase.

“I’m very fortunate to have worked with so many talented pharmacy owners and the dedicated team at the support centre over the years,” Mr White said.

Anthony White and Duncan Phillips (L-R).
Anthony White and Duncan Phillips (L-R).

“It’s been an absolute privilege and I look forward to supporting the further development of the network in my new role.

“In particular, it’s been great working closely with Duncan on a wide range of initiatives to grow the group substantially over this period and I wish him every success in the future.”

John Cullity, Chief Executive Officer of EBOS Group, which moved to 100% ownership of TWC in December 2018 – paid tribute to Mr White’s standing in the industry.

“Anthony has decided after 11 exciting and demanding years as CEO for TWC that it’s time for a change,” said Mr Cullity.

“He has worked tirelessly in his tenure as CEO and leaves the TWC network in great shape and on the cusp of further growth.”

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has congratulated Duncan Phillips on his appointment.

Acting National President of the Pharmacy Guild Trent Twomey also congratulated outgoing CEO Anthony White on his appointment as Executive Director of Pharmacy Network Development of TerryWhite Chemmart.

“TerryWhite Chemmart is one of the leading banner groups in the sector and is a strong supporter of the Guild and our activities for community pharmacy and our members,” Mr Twomey said.

“The Guild looks forward to continuing our close relationship with him in his new role.”

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