PSS elects next President

11 October 2023


The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has thanked outgoing Pharmacist Support Service (PSS) President John Coppock OAM FPS for his service to the profession, having led the organisation since 2010.

PSA National President Dr Fei Sim FPS acknowledged Mr Coppock’s longstanding dedication to supporting pharmacists and the broader profession.

“PSA has long supported the vital work that PSS does to ensure that pharmacists have mental health resources available when they need them and will continue to do so.

“We are immensely proud of the impact that John, CEO Kay Dunkley, and their team at PSS have had on our profession, lending a listening ear to any pharmacist, pharmacy student or intern who may need it. It is with this support that we can provide the best care to our own patients.

“On behalf of the profession I sincerely thank John for his many years of leadership and wish him well in his well-deserved retirement.”

Dr Sim also congratulated Curtis Ruhnau MPS on his election as the next PSS President, alongside Helen Dowling MPS who was re-elected as Vice President, and PSA Life Member David North OAM MPS who was re-elected as Treasurer.

“Curtis is a strong leader with a genuine understanding of the challenges our profession is facing.

“I have no doubt that the PSS will thrive under his leadership.

“I look forward to continuing our work with PSS, under Curtis’ leadership, to support pharmacists and the profession,” Dr Sim concluded.


The Pharmacists Support Service (PSS) is available to provide a listening ear and support over the phone every day of the year from 8am to 11pm AEDT. Call 1300 244 910 for anonymous and confidential support from a pharmacist colleague over the phone.

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