Pharmacists named in King’s Birthday Honours

11 June 2024


The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has recognised and congratulated the PSA members and pharmacists named on the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours List.

PSA Life Member Robert Dean MPS of Red Cliffs in Victoria was recognised for his service to the community of Red Cliffs, including fifty years as a community pharmacist.

Farag Gobran MPS of Drummoyne in New South Wales was recognised for his service to youth, to aged welfare, and to the Egyptian community, as well as his service as a community pharmacist since 1970.

PSA also acknowledges Former Department of Health and Aged Care Deputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group Professor John Skerritt, recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division.

PSA National President Associate Professor Fei Sim FPS congratulated the recipients.

“We know that pharmacists make enormous contributions to our communities, through the care we provide but also as pillars of community life,” Associate Professor Sim said.

“Robert and Farag are two pharmacists who’ve supported their communities not only through their careers as pharmacists, but also through lifetimes of service to their communities.

“On behalf of PSA and Australian pharmacists, we congratulate Mr Dean, Mr Gobran and Professor Skerritt on their achievements and continued commitment to the health of our communities.”




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