Steve Morris to lead PSA as CEO

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor Steve Morris as incoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


Adj A/Prof Morris is a registered pharmacist with more than two decades experience in senior health executive roles, including as the CEO of NPS MedicineWise and most recently Arthritis South Australia. He has also served in executive director roles within SA Health including as Chief Pharmacist and inaugural executive director of SA Pharmacy.


Adj A/Prof Morris holds an adjunct Associate Professor position within the Pharmacy Department, University of South Australia, and brings experience leading not-for-profit organisations and understands first hand the challenges facing Australian pharmacists.


“We are excited to have someone of Steve’s experience join PSA to lead pharmacists through an exciting time for the profession,” said PSA National President Dr Fei Sim FPS.


“Steve has had a very impressive career in the health sector for more than two decades in Australia and internationally, and brings a great wealth of unique experience to PSA as both a pharmacist and an effective executive leader.


“Steve’s demonstrated experience leading organisations with the mission to improve medicine safety is a natural synergy with PSA’s goal to lead accessible, evidence-based healthcare through pharmacy practice.


“Both Steve and PSA have a long history of representing and supporting Australian pharmacists.


“We share the common passion to ensure that pharmacists, as medicine safety experts, are empowered, recognised and remunerated for contemporary roles commensurate with pharmacists’ level of qualification and expertise.


“The PSA Board is excited to work with Steve to strengthen our support for all pharmacists in Australia, through practice support and quality training and education, and welcome him to the PSA team,” Dr Sim concluded.


Adj A/Prof Morris shared this excitement, welcoming the opportunity to serve the profession as PSA’s next CEO.


“There has never been a more exciting time to be a pharmacist,” Adj A/Prof Morris said.


“I have spent virtually my entire career in the health sector, advocating to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.


‘I am passionate about pharmacy and am delighted with the opportunity to lead the peak body for Australian pharmacists.


“It’s both humbling and an honour to be able to serve my pharmacy profession and the Australian community in this way.”


Adj A/Prof Morris will commence in the role from Monday, 19 June 2023.


Media contact:   Georgia Clarke   M: 0480 099 798  E: georgia.clarke@psa.org.au