Pharmacists recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) congratulates those pharmacists who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announcement on 14 June 2021.

The pharmacists recognised are:

  • Associate Professor Faye McMillan, New South Wales;
  • Mr Donald Burge, South Australia;
  • Mr Brenley Milsom, Queensland.

Associate Professor Faye McMillan was recognised as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to Indigenous mental health, and to tertiary education.

Mr Donald Raymond Burge and Mr Brenley McMillan Milsom awarded Medal (OAM) of the order of Australia in the General Division, both for service to their communities.

‘Great to see pharmacists being recognised’

PSA National President, Associate Professor Chris Freeman says it’s great to see pharmacists being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, all who have made significant contributions to the profession and their communities.

“As Australia’s first registered pharmacist who identifies as Aboriginal, Associate Professor Faye McMillan has been an exemplar for the pharmacy profession for many years,” says Associate Professor Freeman.

“Faye has already had an illustrious career and her appointment as the Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner in March this year, was seen as a pivotal moment in the better utilisation of the workforce in rural and remote Australia.

“Faye is an outstanding pharmacist; I congratulate her on her AM and look forward to working with her in her role as the Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner to better utilise the network of pharmacists in rural and remote Australia.”

Associate Professor Freeman continued: “Mr Burge has made significant contributions to his community not only as a pharmacist and community pharmacy owner, but through his lifelong contributions to the Lions Club.

“Mr Milsom’s contribution has been diverse as a registered pharmacist, visiting lecturer at Griffith University School of Pharmacy, as Secretary of the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee for the TGA and countless community organisations.

“I congratulate all of [the] Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients and thank them for their ongoing service to the pharmacy profession and their local communities.”


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