As set out in the Constitution and Rules, PSNC has 32 members on its main committee:
- 13 members elected on a regional basis from England;
- 1 member nominated by Community Pharmacy Wales;
- 2 members nominated by the Board of the National Pharmacy Association;
- 12 members nominated by the Company Chemists’ Association;
- 3 members elected from the non Company Chemists’ Association multiples; and
- a non-executive chair.
You can find out more about PSNC’s committee members below and the Regional Representatives can be contacted by email using the links below. You can also find out which PSNC Subcommittee each PSNC member sits on here: PSNC Officers Subcommittees and Panels
Sue took up her post as non-executive Chair of PSNC on 1st September 2019. Sue is the Vice Chair and Senior Independent Director at Clarion Housing Group and Chairs Clarion Futures and the Katie Piper Foundation. During her executive career she was for 10 years the CEO of St John Ambulance and the interim CEO of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. She is a former senior civil servant who worked for a range of Government Departments including as a Director General at the Department for Transport and the Director at the Home Office responsible for leading work on tackling drug misuse. She also led an Independent review of children and young people’s palliative care for the Secretary of State for Health.
Mark Burdon, North East and Cumbria Regional Representative
In 2006 Mark Burdon was elected as Regional Representative for the North East and Cumbria PSNC region. He is a practising community pharmacist, operating a small group of pharmacies in the north-east. Mark has been an LPC member since 2001 and currently sits on two LPCs as well as regularly attending all LPCs in the region. He takes an active interest in the future development of the profession, maintaining close links to the school of pharmacy at the University of Sunderland. Mark chairs the Resource Development and Finance (RDF) Subcommittee of PSNC and leads on professional relationships issues. He is also a member of PSNC’s Drug Tariff working group.
David Broome, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Representative
David Broome qualified from the University of Bath School of Pharmacy in 1990 and has been an independent contractor for nearly 20 years. He runs his pharmacy business with his wife, Jackie, and he is an active member and officer of Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire. David has a great passion for community pharmacy with keen interests including EPS, medicines safety and clinical pharmacy. He has been involved with the EPS implementation board, medicines safety exchange, area prescribing committee and local mental health trust medicines committee. David has been an LPC member for seven years and was elected to PSNC in August 2013.
Garry Myers, East Midlands and South Yorkshire Regional Representative
Garry Myers is an independent community pharmacy contractor owning five community pharmacies and is also a partner in a medical practice. He graduated from Bradford University in 1981 and has practised as a Community Pharmacist ever since. He has experience of working as a Pharmaceutical Advisor within medical practices and so holds a strong belief in the development of the clinical roles of Community Pharmacists in order complement and strengthen the core dispensing service. Garry was elected to PSNC in 2005 having previously worked locally as Chair of both North Derbyshire LPC and Derbyshire LPC, where he remains an active member of Derbyshire LPC. He is now vice-chair of PSNC’s Funding and Contract subcommittee and one of the three independent members of the Negotiating Team.
Anil Sharma, East Anglia Regional Representative
Anil Sharma qualified in 1997 from John Moores University and has been a practising independent contractor for 20 years. He runs a small group of pharmacies with his wife Geeta. Anil has been an LPC member since 2006 and currently sits on two LPCs as well as being the NPA East Anglia Representative. Anil has a particular interest in travel medicine, rural pharmacies, future development of the profession and promoting young pharmacists to become independent contractors.
Bharat Patel, East Regional Representative and Vice Chair
Bharat Patel qualified from the Liverpool School of Pharmacy in 1979. He and his wife, Urvashi, who is also a pharmacist, operate a healthcare business comprising two pharmacies, which were acquired in 1982 and 1997, and a purpose built nursing home. In addition, Bharat works as an independent prescriber with the local doctors on a regular basis. He has been a member of Essex LPC since 1982-2018, having chaired the LPC for a number of years. Bharat has been a member of PSNC since 2006. Has also been a PEC pharmacist at Castle Point & Rochford PCT for a number of years. In the past Bharat has been employed by South Essex Health Authority as a pharmacy facilitator. Bharat was elected to the NPA board in 2007, was appointed Vice Chair in April 2010 and became Chair in April 2011.
Prakash Patel, London North Thames Regional Representative
Indrajit Patel, London South Thames Regional Representative
Indrajit Patel has been an independent community pharmacy contractor for more than 30 years and owns the Tooting Pharmacy Practice in south London. He is currently a member of PSNC’s Service Development Subcommittee.
Sunil Kochhar, South East Coast Regional Representative
Sunil K. Kochhar is a consultant pharmacist for the online patient information platform, www.dearPHARMACIST.info. He has over 20 years’ hands-on experience of helping local communities improve their health and wellbeing through educational events, screening services and innovative methods, resulting in great health and wellbeing outcomes. Within all his work, Sunil has demonstrated that marketing is an essential part of gaining public engagement to enhance their health and wellbeing. His current work and activity aims to unite pharmacy as a profession through conversations with his online forum platform, www.pharmacyTALK.co.uk
Gary Warner, South Central Regional Representative
Gary Warner is an active community pharmacist, working both in his own practices and with the CCG locally together with his representative roles at the LPC and PSNC, to which he was first elected in June 2005. He is a managing partner in Pinnacle Health Partnership which is championing the development of the roles of community pharmacists and embedding those roles within patient care pathways. Gary qualified as an independent prescriber in 2008, specialising in the treatment of substance misuse, and is Chair of the Service Development Subcommittee of PSNC. Gary was part of the team that won the Silver Medal at the Chief Medical Officer’s Awards in 2010, a finalist at the Pharmaceutical Care Awards in 2012, and he remains a proud advocate of all that pharmacy can do for patients and commissioners.
Sian Retallick, South Western Regional Representative
Sian Retallick was born in South Wales, graduated from Bradford University in 1984 and settled in the South West in 1986. Sian has worked in Community Pharmacy for the past 34 years , owning her own business since 1991. Having served on the Devon LPC she is looking forward to her additional role as the PSNC Representative for the South West.
Jas Heer, West Midlands Regional Representative
Jas Heer qualified as a pharmacist in 1987 after studying at Leicester School of Pharmacy and currently owns and operates a small group of pharmacies in Coventry and Birmingham. He obtained a Diploma in Clinical pharmacy in 2000 and has worked for independents and multiples, covering both field and centre based functions. Jas was elected onto Coventry LPC in 2011 and joined the PSNC in 2016 where he is a member of the LPC Implementation Support Subcommittee.
Dr Ian Cubbin, Mersey Regional Representative
Dr Ian Cubbin qualified from the Sunderland School of Pharmacy 1980 after which he joined the family firm before going on to read his doctorate jointly at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the University of Sunderland. Previous roles have included a role as a teacher practitioner at John Moores University and Ian is currently Managing Director of James Cubbin & Son, operating five pharmacies in the Wirral. As well as being a PSNC member, Ian is a member of the Board of Assessors for the GPhC and an NPA and Pharmacy Voice Board Member.
Fin McCaul, North West Regional Representative
Fin graduated from the Liverpool School of Pharmacy in 1986 and is Managing Director of Prestwich Pharmacy in Manchester. Fin was a past founder and Chair of the Independent Pharmacy Federation and now works alongside the NPA board where his role continues to promote the benefits of independent pharmacy whilst supporting their members. Fin has worked with a variety of public health groups and is currently the Long Term Conditions Lead for Bury CCG, working with GPs, other primary care providers and secondary care providers. Fin also speaks and delivers training at local and national events on smoking cessation, weight loss, professional development and change management. Fin was awarded fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2016 for his service to pharmacy.
Community Pharmacy Wales Representative
After further studies at Manchester, Mark Griffiths took his first pharmacy manager’s job at NCC in Brynmawr, South Wales until 1987. He then locumed throughout South Wales until 1992 when he accepted a job with Sheppards Chemists in Aberdare. In 1997 Mark left the company to start Dowlais Pharmacy with his business partner Tim Owen; they now have 3 branches. Mark started the pharmacy support group Cambrian Alliance with five other pharmacists in 2000 and has been chair since its formation. He was elected to Community Pharmacy Wales in 2007 and on to the Board in 2011, and he has been a member of PSNC since 2011.
Company Chemists Association (CCA) Representatives
Richard Bradley, Boots Pharmacy
Richard was appointed as Pharmacy Director for Boots UK in September 2016. In his role, he is responsible for all aspects of the pharmacy business, including the strategy, delivering the business’ mission to champion everyone’s right to feel good. Prior to his current role, Richard spent nine years working in Boots Ireland where he most recently held the position of Managing Director, leading 2,100 colleagues across 82 stores. Before that he held a number of leadership roles within the organisation, including that of Commercial and Marketing Director. A pharmacist by profession, Richard joined Boots as a community pharmacist, continuing into various store, head office and area leadership roles. Throughout over 20 years of service to Boots, Richard has brought his values-based leadership, holding a range of positions across pharmacy, retail, commercial and operations.
Sam Fisher, Lloyds Pharmacy
Sam Fisher studied at the Welsh School of Pharmacy in Cardiff, and registered as a pharmacist in 1997 after completion of her pre-registration placement with Lloyds Pharmacy. She then went on to successfully attain her MSc in Clinical Community Pharmacy at the Welsh School of Pharmacy before moving into more managerial roles within the organisation. Sam has held several field based operational roles including Area Manager and Regional Operations Manager, then latterly central roles responsible for leading key business transformation initiatives and her current role as Head of Pharmacy Affairs for Celesio UK. As well as being a board member of CCA, Sam is also a board member of Community Pharmacy Wales, and a member of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee.
Marc Donovan, Boots Pharmacy
Marc has a career in healthcare spanning 20 years. Originally training as a pharmacist at Cardiff University, he has progressed through a number of senior clinical and managerial positions within Boots UK to his current role as Superintendent Pharmacist, accountable for the professional standards and development for 6000 pharmacists, and 18000 healthcare colleagues. He has previously led the Human Resources team for Healthcare across Boots UK, Boots Opticians and Boots Ireland, as well as worked as a prescribing advisor to the Vale of Glamorgan Local Health Board and was one of the first supplementary prescribers to practice in Wales. He is a non-medical independent prescriber where he specialises in the management of cardiovascular disease and medicines management. Marc is also currently a member of Community Pharmacy Wales and a Fellow of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He obtained Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2014.
Niamh McMillan, Superdrug Stores Plc
Niamh McMillan studied Pharmacy at Aston University in Birmingham and registered as a Pharmacist in 2013 after completion of her pre-registration training with Superdrug. Niamh has worked for Superdrug for a number of years as Pharmacy Manager, Cluster Lead, Clinical Development Manager and Regional Healthcare Manager with experience as a CCA Rep on a number of LPCs. Niamh is currently Superintendent Pharmacist for Superdrug responsible for the professional standards and team development across their 200 pharmacies. Niamh is also a board member of CCA.
Alice Hare, Well Pharmacy
Alice joined Well in 2017 and now leads the Specialist Care team, which cares for patients in care homes, hospitals and prisons. Alice started her pharmacy career with Boots UK over 20 years ago, working as a counter assistant. Following the completion of her pre-registration training, she moved into various field leadership roles in the company, before moving into the support office, where she held positions in the Care Homes, Pharmacy Operations Development, Digital teams and Boots International. Alice is also a board member of the CCA.
Tricia Kennerley, Boots Pharmacy
Tricia Kennerley qualified as a pharmacist in 1987 and initially practised at a London hospital before moving into community pharmacy management in 1988. She held several senior positions at the Alliance Boots group before embarking on a Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme in 2004. Tricia was appointed Managing Director of Alliance Pharmacy in 2007 and subsequently became Boots Healthcare Development Director later that same year. Since March 2009 Tricia has held the position of Healthcare Public Affairs Director for the Alliance Boots Group. Her role involves strengthening relationships with external stakeholders and pharmaceutical manufacturers to support the development of pharmacy services and healthcare as well as developing relationships with Government, and she sits on the board of several professional pharmacy bodies.
Clare Kerr, Celesio
Clare Kerr registered as a pharmacist in 1989 having qualified from Queen’s University, Belfast. Clare has worked for Lloyds Pharmacy for over 25 years in a variety of roles progressing from pre-registration student to Pharmacy Manager and Area Manager. In 2000, Clare took on a role in service development and she went on to lead a team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the development and implementation of a wide range of services. Clare is currently Head of Healthcare Policy for McKesson UK. As well as being a member of PSNC, Clare is a board member of the CCA.
Margaret MacRury, Rowlands Pharmacy
Margaret MacRury is currently Superintendent at Rowlands Pharmacy, a position she has held for two years. Previous businesses she has worked for include Fresanius Kabi, LloydsPharmacy and Boots, and former roles include Sales and Operations Director of Boots Opticians.
Janice Perkins, Well Pharmacy
Janice Perkins is Pharmacy Superintendent at Well Pharmacy where she is responsible for the quality and development of the professional services provided to patients and customers. Janice is a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and gained a BSc (First Class Honours) at Manchester University. Her early career was with Boots where she was successively a branch manager, district manager and then Regional Professional Development Manager.
Adrian Price, Tesco Pharmacy
Adrian Price has been a pharmacist for over 20 years and the Superintendent Pharmacist at Tesco Stores Ltd since 2010. He started his career working in branch management for the Co-operative Group where he stayed for 13 years, working in dozens pharmacies across the North West and serving on LPCs for over 10 years. Adrian followed this with a variety of roles in the Co-op’s Head Office including Head of Governance and Head of Clinical Services. He joined PSNC in 2010 and is also a Pharmacy Voice Board Member.
Stephen Thomas, Rowlands Pharmacy
Stephen qualified as a pharmacist in 1995 and, after completing a number of roles for Boots in Cheshire and North Wales, spent two years with Voluntary Services Overseas as Principal Pharmacist in Vanuatu (South Pacific). Returning to the UK in 2001 he joined P. Williams Chemists Ltd. (a regional multiple based in Cheshire) in a combined pharmacy management and head office role. Stephen joined Rowlands Pharmacy in 2003 as Deputy Superintendent Pharmacist and, as this role developed, became NHS Contract and Policy Manager. Stephen has a number of other interests in pharmacy which include membership of the board of Community Pharmacy Wales, Chair of the group which develops the Declaration of Competence (DoC) frameworks and a member, since 2004, of Cheshire and Wirral LPC (and predecessors). Stephen is also a Director of the CCA.
Faisal Tuddy, Asda Pharmacy
Faisal qualified as a pharmacist in 1997 and has since then spent more than twenty years working in a variety of roles in community pharmacy. This included as a community pharmacist and store manager, and then working at Asda initially as an pharmacist before moving into head office roles. Faisal is currently superintendent pharmacist at Asda, overseeing the work of the supermarket’s 255 pharmacies. He has experience as an LPC Member and a particular interest in patient safety.
National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Representatives
Reena Barai qualified from London School Of Pharmacy in 1998. She spent the early part of her career as a Hospital Pharmacist. She took over running her family business, S G Barai Pharmacy in 2003. Whilst running the Pharmacy she has also enjoyed a portfolio career. Between 2004 and 2006 she worked part time for Sutton & Merton Primary Care Trust as a GP Practice Support Pharmacist. She then went on to work as local CPPE tutor between 2012 and 2015. Since 2014 she has been one of the Community Pharmacy Leads at Sutton CCG. Reena has a diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and is an Independent Prescriber. Currently she is an NPA board member, a PCN Community Pharmacy Lead and Deputy Chair of RPS South London.
Umesh Patel, MBE
Umesh Patel studied pharmacy at Sunderland University, qualifying in 1978. He opened his first pharmacy in London in 1980 and moved to Sunderland in 1990. He was Chair of the Sunderland branch of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) between 1995 and 1997 and is a chair of the local LPC. He was joint Vice Chair of the Border region branch of the RPSGB, an NPA nominee on the PSNC Committee, and is chair of the PSNC’s Review and Audit Panel. He now owns two retail pharmacies and has represented the North East region on the NPA Board since 1998. Umesh was also chair of the NPA board in 2006. Umesh was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2011 New Year Honours List, recognising his services to healthcare in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. In 2010 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Sunderland and was appointed to The Board of Governors of the University. He has also been appointed to The Board of Governors of Sunderland High School.
Non-CCA Multiple Representatives
Peter Cattee, PCT Healthcare
Peter Cattee is CEO of PCT Healthcare, which trades as four brands – Peak Pharmacy, Tims & Parker, Manor Pharmacy and Cox & Robinson. He is chair of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies and Pharmacy Voice Board Member. Peter chairs PSNC’s Funding and Contract Subcommittee and is a member of PSNC’s Negotiating Team.
Has Modi, Jardines (UK) Ltd
Has Modi graduated from Aston University, and qualified as a pharmacist in 1976. He is the CEO of Jardines (UK) Ltd – a regional multiple based in Milton Keynes – which he founded in 1981. He also sits on Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire LPC.
Jay Patel, Day Lewis Plc
Jay qualified as a pharmacist from Portsmouth University and holds an MBA. He has had several roles with his Day Lewis career over the years progressing from Pharmacist Manager, Regional Manager and Chief Innovation Officer for the group. As Executive Director at Day Lewis Plc, Jay leads the business alongside Rupa Patel and Sam Patel. He is responsible for Retail Strategy and Innovation. His vision is to essentially join up great people, with effective and professional processes, using robust technology to give patients the best possible experience and outcomes. Jay is passionate about pharmacy politics and the role the community pharmacy sector plays within the NHS. During his lifetime Jay would like to run at least one Marathon.