Following an extensive executive search process, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has appointed not-for-profit hospital and aged care service leader, Suzanne Greenwood to be its new Executive Director.
Ms Greenwood, who has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Catholic Health Australia for the last five years, will take up her new position later this year.
“Suzanne’s extensive experience as a CEO, her training as a lawyer and her executive MBA qualification, together with her background in health ethics, policy and regulation, positions her extremely well to advance the interests of our members and their patients across the pharmacy network,” said Guild National President, George Tambassis.
“In coming to the Guild, I look forward to furthering the Guild’s vision to enable community pharmacies to have a viable, longer-term future as an integral part of the Australian health care system serving the needs of increasingly empowered health consumers,” said Ms Greenwood.
Ms Greenwood is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
She is a current Board member of the International Confederation of Catholic Health Care Institutions and sits on various Federal Government working groups including the Patient Safety Reporting Steering Committee, the Clinical Trials Collaborative Forum and the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Sector User Group.
Ms Greenwood has held numerous other Board positions including as a Director of Lexon Insurance, the Queensland Law Society Foundation, the Good Samaritans Foundation, Epilepsy Queensland and the Council of the Queensland Law Society.