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Australasian College of Pharmacy appoints new CEO

The Australasian College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce Ms Melanie Hunt as the new Chief Executive Officer commencing Monday 29 May, 2023. 

College President, Ms Michelle Bou-Samra welcomes Melanie to the College on behalf of the College Board, shareholders, team, and members.

“We are thrilled to have Melanie join the College to take the lead as the College embarks on an exciting new era and builds on our existing offerings in professional development and training for the pharmacy industry,” says Ms Bou-Samra. 

Melanie joins the College with more than 20 years’ experience in regulated training industries. Most recently, Melanie held the position of Chief Operating Officer for General Practice Training Queensland, where she led the transition of staff, systems and processes of the Australian General Practice Training program. 

“Melanie’s extensive experience across regulated training organisations, strategy implementation and business change management will be crucial in guiding the College to become the leading primary provider for pharmacy education in Australia.

“Melanie’s valuable expertise in embedding a member-centric culture will be a huge asset to the College as we continue to focus on our members’ professional development throughout their pharmacy career.

“I’d like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the College Board, shareholders, and team, to sincerely thank Mr Mark Lock, who stepped in as the College’s interim CEO for the past 12 months during a period of extensive change and growth.

“Mark made great inroads with the College’s shareholders and wider team laying the foundations for the future success of the College by bringing together the partnership of the College and Guild Learning and Development as one. 

“His achievements also includes, the implementation of a new IT system, growth in CPD enrolments, the medication management review training course for accredited pharmacists and leading the College towards full scope of practice initiatives.

“We wish Mark all the best for his future endeavours,” says Ms Bou-Samra. 

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