Our Committee

Published on: 16th July 2013 | Updated on: 19th June 2024

As set out in the Constitution and Rules, Community Pharmacy England (the operating name of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee) has 25 members on its main committee:

  • 10 members elected on a regional basis from England (see Regional Representatives below);
  • 2 members nominated by the Board of the National Pharmacy Association;
  • 9 members nominated by the Company Chemists’ Association;
  • 3 members elected from the non Company Chemists’ Association multiples; and
  • a non-executive chair.

Role and Responsibilities of Committee Members

Guide to Community Pharmacy England Subcommittees and Working Groups

You can find out more about our Committee Members below. You can also find out which Subcommittee each Committee Member sits on here: Community Pharmacy England Officers, Subcommittees and Working Groups.

Non-Executive Chair

Sue Killen

Background:

Sue Killen took up her post as non-executive Chair of Community Pharmacy England on 1st September 2019. Sue also chairs Change Grow Live and the Katie Piper Foundation and was formerly Vice Chair and Senior Independent Director at Clarion Housing Group. 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.

Declaration of Interests

Regional Representatives

The following people have been elected by independent community pharmacy owners in the 10 Community Pharmacy England regions and are all serving LPC members. To get in touch with your representative, please email lpc.support@cpe.org.uk and we will forward on to the relevant Regional Representative.

Anil Sharma

East of England

Background:

Anil Sharma qualified in 1997 from John Moores University and has been a practising independent contractor for 25 years. He runs a small group of pharmacies with his wife Geeta. Anil is Chair of Community Pharmacy Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Anil has a particular interest in travel medicine, rural pharmacies, future development of the profession and promoting young pharmacists to become independent contractors.

Declaration of Interests

Lindsey Fairbrother

East and North Midlands

Background:

Lindsey Fairbrother qualified from the University of Nottingham and is an independent contractor in Derbyshire who has owned her own business for more than 10 years. Lindsey is a member of Community Pharmacy Derbyshire. As an independent prescriber she also provides a travel clinic and private services.  Lindsey has had a wide range of roles across the community pharmacy sector, including in service development and wholesale as well as a PCN lead. She is also a Trustee of the Hatton Support Network and has also spent time as a non-executive on the Board of South Staffordshire PCT.

Lindsey is particularly keen on developing future professionals and has acted as pre-reg tutor, apprentice tutor and designated prescribing practitioner to help qualify pharmacist independent prescribers.

Declaration of Interests

Sami Hanna

North East

Background:

Sami Hanna is an Independent Pharmacy Contractor who has worked in Gateshead  for over 20 years. Sami has been a member of Community Pharmacy Gateshead & South Tyneside for over 15 years where he currently sits as Vice Chair and Communication officer.

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Prakash Patel

North London

Background:

Prakash Patel qualified from the University of Sunderland and is Managing Director of a small group of pharmacies in London. He is Chair of Community Pharmacy North East London. During his 40-year career he has contributed to various organisations including an Independent Buying Group and the Primary Care Trust.

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Fin McCaul

North West

Background:

Fin McCaul graduated from the Liverpool School of Pharmacy in 1986 and is Managing Director of Prestwich Pharmacy in Manchester. Fin is a member of Community Pharmacy Greater Manchester. Fin was a past founder and Chair of the Independent Pharmacy Federation and has worked with a variety of public health groups and was 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.

Declaration of Interests

Gary Warner

South East

Background:

Gary Warner owns a community pharmacy on the Isle of Wight and is the Technical Director for the PharmOutcomes platform. Gary is a member of Community Pharmacy Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Gary qualified as an independent prescriber in 2008, specialising in the treatment of substance misuse.  Gary is passionate about all that pharmacy can do for patients and commissioners and has won a Chief Medical Officer’s Award and authored a number of peer-reviewed publications evidencing the impact of community pharmacy services.

Declaration of Interests

Beran Patel

South London

Background:

Beran Patel is a community Pharmacist based in Thornton Heath, Surrey . He qualified as a pharmacist in 1990 and has been a contractor for over 26 years. Beran was previously the vice chair of Croydon Local Pharmaceutical Committee and is now a member of the Community Pharmacy South West London. He became an independent Prescriber in 2018 and has provided a range of services for his local community. Beran has sat on his local NHS Professional Executive Committee,  prescribing committees and been a PCN lead.

Declaration of Interests

Sian Retallick

South West

Background:

Sian Retallick was born in South Wales, graduated from Bradford University in 1984 and settled in the South West in 1986. Sian is a member of Community Pharmacy Devon and has worked in Community Pharmacy for the past 34 years , owning her own business since 1991.

Declaration of Interests

Jas Heer

West Midlands

Background:

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. Jas is a member of Community Pharmacy Arden. He obtained a Diploma in Clinical pharmacy in 2000 and has worked for independents and multiples, covering both field and centre based functions.

Declaration of Interests

David Broome

Yorkshire and the Humber

Background:

David Broome qualified from the University of Bath School of Pharmacy in 1990 and has been an independent contractor for nearly 30 years. He runs his pharmacy business with his wife, Jackie, and he is a member and officer of Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire.  David’s particular interests include 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.

Declaration of Interests

Company Chemists' Association (CCA) Representatives

The following people have been nominated by the CCA to represent the CCA multiples.

Faisal Tuddy BEM

Asda Pharmacy

Background:

Faisal Tuddy qualified as a pharmacist in 1997 and they have spent over 24 years managing retail and community pharmacies.

After starting with Asda Stores Ltd, Faisal helped develop a fledgling pharmacy business that has since grown to over 250 stores. During their tenure with Asda, they have held various positions managing operations, commercial, and serving as Superintendent Pharmacist. Today, Faisal is the Head of Pharmacy & Superintendent Pharmacist, responsible for central operations, commercial, regulatory compliance, and professional leadership.

Declaration of Interests

Marc Donovan OBE

Boots Pharmacy

Background:

Marc Donovan has a career in healthcare spanning 20 years. Originally training as a pharmacist at Cardiff University, he has worked within the NHS and progressed through a number of senior clinical, HR and managerial positions within Boots UK. Marc currently oversees the strategy for Healthcare and external relationships.

Marc presently holds fellowships at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Chartered Institute of Professional Development. He is a member of the People Advisory Board of NHS England, Chair of the Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group and a Director of the Company Chemists’ Association. He is a past Chairman of the Welsh Board of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Marc was awarded an OBE for his services to pharmacy as part of the 2022 Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours.

Declaration of Interests

Tricia Kennerley

Boots Pharmacy

Background:

Tricia Kennerley, a qualified pharmacist, joined Moss Chemist in 1995, known now as Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) where she has held several senior positions including Managing Director of Alliance Pharmacy in 2007 and Healthcare Development Director for Boots. Latterly Tricia led the International Public Affairs function for WBA, influencing pharmacy and healthcare policy, working with key stakeholders across governments and healthcare policy leaders as well as pharmaceutical manufacturers. Since retiring in September 2022 Tricia became an Independent Specialist Pharmacy Affairs Advisor and in this capacity is representing Boots on Community Pharmacy England and the board of the Company Chemists’ Association.

Declaration of Interests

Phil Day

Pharmacy2U

Background:

Phil Day studied pharmacy at Nottingham University and qualified as a pharmacist in 1995 after completing his training with Boots, and continued working for them in stores across Yorkshire and the Humber. He has always had an interest in the role of technology in healthcare, and joined Pharmacy2U in 2000 to explore this. He has been involved in the development and evolution of online and distance selling pharmacy, including the pilots of what was to become the Electronic Prescription Service, and is interested in patient safety and progressing the future of community pharmacy as a whole. Phil is the Superintendent Pharmacist for Pharmacy2U and oversees their professional standards and regulatory compliance, and is also a board member of CCA.

Declaration of Interests

Clare Kerr

Rowlands Pharmacy

Background:

Clare Kerr registered as a pharmacist in 1989 having qualified from Queen’s University, Belfast. Clare 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 currently works in healthcare policy and strategy for Rowlands Pharmacy. As well as being a member of Community Pharmacy England, Clare is a board member of the CCA.

Declaration of Interests

Stephen Thomas

Rowlands Pharmacy

Background:

Stephen Thomas qualified in 1995 and, after completing a number of roles with Boots, spent 2 years with Voluntary Services Overseas as Principal Pharmacist in Vanuatu (South Pacific). Returning to the UK in 2001 he spent 2 years working for a regional multiple in Cheshire before moving to Rowlands Pharmacy in 2003. At Rowlands, he’s held a number of roles regarding professional standards, contractual matters and external relations. Stephen’s current role as Superintendent Pharmacist consolidates this experience. Stephen has been a member of Community Pharmacy Cheshire and Wirral (and forerunners), is a director of the CCA and is also a board member of Community Pharmacy Wales and a nominated member of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee.

Declaration of Interests

Niamh McMillan

Superdrug Pharmacy

Background:

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.

Declaration of Interests

Adrian Price

Tesco Pharmacy

Background:

Adrian Price has been a pharmacist for over 30 years and the Superintendent Pharmacist at Tesco Stores Ltd since 2010 where he is responsible for the safe and legal operation of the Tesco’s pharmacies and pharmacy supply chain. Adrian is a member of Community Pharmacy Hertfordshire. 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.

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Ifti Khan

Well Pharmacy

Background:

Ifti Khan studied at De Montfort University and registered as a pharmacist in 1992. He has a career in community pharmacy spanning over 30 years. He is currently the Pharmacy Superintendent at Well Pharmacy. Ifti has previously held several pharmacy professional, operational and field roles and has also worked as a locum pharmacist. He is currently Vice-Chair of Community Pharmacy Greater Manchester. He is also a board member of the Company Chemists’ Association.

Declaration of Interests

National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Representatives

The following people have been nominated by the NPA to represent independent pharmacy owners.

Ian Cubbin

Background:

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 teacher practitioner at John Moores University and Ian is currently Managing Director of James Cubbin & Son,  operating five pharmacies in the Wirral. Ian is member of Community Pharmacy Liverpool, an NPA Board Member and also sits on the Board of Assessors for the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Olivier Picard

Background:

Olivier Picard has been a community pharmacist for over 20 years. He trained as a pharmacist in France where he obtained a PhD in pharmacy but has spent most of his working life in the UK. Olivier was also one of the first pharmacists to become a non-medical independent prescriber in 2007, a post graduate certificate obtained with the University of Reading. He was an area manager for Moss Pharmacy until 2005 and established his own business in 2006. He now runs Newdays Pharmacy Group in Berkshire/Buckinghamshire. Olivier currently sits on Community Pharmacy Thames Valley as an independent committee member and is also a board member of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA). His interests include travel medicine, developing and implementing new services, and media work to promote the valuable role of community pharmacies and to further strengthen the role of pharmacists. He established a mass COVID vaccination site in Marlow, Bucks and won Pharmacy Business of the Year in the 2021 Pharmacy Business Awards.

Declaration of Interests

Non-CCA Multiple Representatives

The following people have been elected by non-CCA multiples.

Peter Cattee

PCT Healthcare

Background:

Peter Cattee is CEO of Peak Pharmacy, operating a group of pharmacies stretching through the Midlands and the North of England. He was a founder member of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies and was a long serving member of Community Pharmacy Derbyshire.

Declaration of Interests

Jay Patel

Day Lewis Plc

Background:

Jay Patel is now Executive Director at Day Lewis and has had a lifelong interest and experience in community pharmacy. Jay is Chair of Community Pharmacy Surrey and a Board Member at the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies. In his roles at Day Lewis he has been involved with the range of external industries/stakeholders that impact or are impacted by community pharmacy, as well as day to day operations, and as Executive Director he is responsible for the Day Lewis Community Pharmacy Strategy.  He is passionate about collaboration and using technology to give patients the best possible experience and outcomes.

Declaration of Interests

Ian Strachan

Background:

Ian Strachan set up own his group of pharmacies from scratch in 2007. Ian’s pharmacy career has involved consultancy work, mainstream pharmacy in both independents and multiples, LPCs and national pharmacy representation. He is a Board Member at the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies and previously served two terms on the NPA board and was their chairman between 2014 to 2018. Ian has been an advisor to the pharmaceutical industry since 1992 and writer for various pharmacy publications. Before qualifying and working as a pharmacist he was a Home Office Forensic Scientist and also gained teacher qualifications, working on the GCSE syllabus at colleges in Bury, Oldham and Stockport.

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