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April 11, 2018
Ms Belinda Wood has been appointed to the role of General Manager, Policy and Advocacy of the peak national body for pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).
As an accomplished leader with over 23 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Ms Wood brings expertise and a deep understanding of the emerging challenges and opportunities facing the health sector.
Ms Wood has demonstrated her ability to advocate on behalf of members, work constructively with policy makers and political decision-makers, and build trusted relationships with stakeholders over the past three years as CEO of the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (GBMA), leading negotiations of the GBMA’s first ever Strategic Agreement with government in 2015, and again in 2017.
PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson welcomed Ms Wood’s appointment on behalf of the Board: “The PSA Board recognises that as this is an important time for PSA and for the profession, we need the right team to deliver tangible improvement in the recognition of the role of pharmacists in the healthcare system.
“I am confident that Belinda will drive the PSA agenda of expanded roles for pharmacists, improved recognition of the expertise of pharmacists and will also lead our work on improving remuneration for pharmacists,” Dr Jackson said.
“I am delighted to welcome Belinda to PSA as General Manager, Policy and Advocacy and am confident her proven ability to build productive relationships and deliver value for members will ensure pharmacists are well represented.”
Ms Wood said, “I am excited to take on this important leadership role with PSA and look forward to working with a dedicated team led by incoming CEO Graham Catt.
“The PSA Board has set a clear strategic direction to secure the organisation as a leader in health policy while continuing to set high-quality practice standards and ensuring pharmacists are supported to be the very best healthcare professionals they can be.
“My focus will be to represent PSA as the leading professional body for Australian pharmacists, advocate for pharmacists to be fully utilised in medicines management and develop opportunities for pharmacists regardless of where they practise their profession,” she said.
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