Record number nominate for PSA elections

A record number of pharmacists have raised their hand to lead the profession on the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) State and Territory Branch Committees.

 

Positions on the Branch Committee are integral to shaping the future of pharmacy in Australia, providing pharmacists at all stages of their careers with an opportunity to represent their profession.

 

PSA CEO Mark Kinsela said the record number and ever-growing diversity of nominees was a promising sign for the future of pharmacy.

 

“PSA is delighted with the interest from members to be part of PSA’s leadership, also its pleasing to see the diversity of candidates mirror the strong diversity we see in the profession.  PSA members will be able to vote for a robust cross-section of pharmacists to represent them on Branch Committees”, Mr Kinsela said.

 

Mr Kinsela also noted a record number of Early Career Pharmacists (ECPs) and female pharmacists nominated for positions on the Branch Committees.

 

“More than half of all nominees are women, reflecting the strong leadership of women in the profession. Gender, age and cultural diversity has a powerful impact on leadership and ensures the peak body for pharmacists is focused on issues affecting the profession and driving an inclusive agenda to improve health outcomes for all Australians through pharmacy”.

Please see this year’s final nomination statistics below:

 

State Nominations Positions
ACT 13 9
QLD 18 10
SA/NT 17 10
TAS 13 9
NSW 27 12
VIC 20 10
WA 11 9
TOTAL 119 69

 

Voting for the PSA Branch Committee election will be held from 14 April – 11 May, 2021.

 

Australia’s leading voting & election service provider, CorpVote, has been appointed to manage the election process.

 

During the election period, CorpVote will issue How to Vote letters to those members without emails. They will also issue a Vote Introduction message along with reminders to members with emails. Kindly note that postal votes are on demand.

 

The PSA elections offer an opportunity for members to engage with PSA to:

  • Have a say in the future of PSA at a State and National level
  • Help lead the profession to support excellence in pharmacy
  • Influence PSA policies and ensure a viable and sustainable future for pharmacists and pharmacy
  • Enjoy personal development and new career opportunities.

 

Successful Branch Committee Members will hold office for a two-year term, beginning on 1 July 2021.

 

Media contact: PSA media 0487 922 176