PSA achieves equal gender representation milestone!

Announced today, The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) National Board has proudly appointed Sara Pantzer, Tony Evans and Deanna Mill as Independent Board Directors.


Their appointments further diversify the PSA Board’s composition, reflecting PSA’s commitment to equal representation of women (now 58 per cent).


Sara Pantzer brings extensive experience in health policy, strategic communications, advocacy and government relations to the Board, with a track record which speaks for itself. Sara has over 25 years of senior executive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, and has a deep understanding of the healthcare sector and its policy underpinnings.


Sara’s appointment marks a significant milestone in the organisation’s history, becoming the seventh female Board Member – signifying the largest proportion of female influence at Board level in PSA’s history.


After three years on the PSA Board serving in various capacities, the Board has also reappointed Tony Evans for his extensive corporate governance and finance experience. Tony’s comprehensive knowledge of the PSA, and the discipline of accounting, complements Sara’s skillset nicely.


Sara and Tony join the previously announced Early Career Pharmacy Board-Appointed Board Director, Deanna Mill.


PSA Chief Executive, Mark Kinsela, welcomed all to the roles and acknowledged this historic organisational milestone.


“I congratulate Sara and Deanna on their appointments, and Tony on his reappointment, as Independent Board Directors of PSA.


“Their combined experience across industry, policy and strategy in health makes them the perfect appointments to these roles. This is more than just changes of the guard, the new PSA Board holds the strength, diversity and vision for not just the organisation but for the profession as a whole, as we face challenges of stagnant wages and increasing scope of practice.


“Diversity in leadership within PSA continues to grow and evolve, now with 23 of our 31 managers (69 per cent) being women. PSA is committed to reflecting the profession we lead – and will do everything in our power to ensure women are recognised and developed as they progress through their careers,” Mr Kinsela said.


PSA is excited by the prospect of working with Ms Pantzer, Mr Evans and Ms Mill over the next twelve months and is confident their influence will place the organisation in optimal stead to support pharmacists into the future.



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