Wanted: new chief for Gold Cross

Trevor Clarkin (right) presents a Gold Cross brand prize

The General Manager of Gold Cross Products and Services, Trevor Clarkin, is to step down after a career leading the Pharmacy Guild-owned company

Mr Clarkin, who has led Gold Cross since 1998, has guided the company’s innovation and business development to ensure its important role in the pharmacy sector for the benefit of Guild Member pharmacies, the Guild says.

Gold Cross Products & Services is a fully owned subsidiary of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and endorses pharmacy products and services badged with the Guild’s logo.

Under Trevor Clarkin, a large-scale “Ask your Pharmacist” branding campaign boosted recognition of the Gold Cross logo, linking it more closely with the trust, service and advice that the public have come to receive and expect from community pharmacies.

Mr Clarkin said: “After 21 years at the helm, I feel the time is right to institute an orderly transition to a new leader for the company early next year.

“Gold Cross has been my life and my passion and I thank the Gold Cross staff, and the National Council of the Pharmacy Guild for the opportunity to work together over so many years on a range of stimulating and beneficial products and projects.”

The National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, George Tambassis, said: “Trevor Clarkin has been a committed and energetic leader for Gold Cross over many years, always striving to maximise the benefits the company could provide both directly and indirectly to our pharmacy-owner members.

“He has been synonymous with the Gold Cross for so long that it will be difficult to imagine the company without him – even so, we wish him all the very best in his retirement next year and thank him for his distinguished service.”

The company has commenced an executive search to replace Mr Clarkin in the General Manager role.

Gold Cross is seeking a senior executive who will lead and manage the Gold Cross business to grow value and profitability, whilst ensuring the delivery of high quality products and services to benefit Pharmacy Guild Members.

The successful candidate will play a key role in growing and maintaining strategic commercial relationships and building organisational capability and culture.

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