Pharmacist Support announced today that Diane Leicester-Hallam is to step down as Chief Executive.
Diane joined Pharmacist Support, following the charity’s relaunch in 2009. Under her leadership the organisation has experienced a huge transformation, and now boasts a suite of high quality, supportive services, an army of ambassadors and fundraisers in addition to a substantially increased reach across the sector. During this time the charity has seen a 540% increase in the number of acts of support it has provided annually, rising from 740 in 2008 to over 4700 in 2017.
In announcing the news, Pharmacist Support Chair, Mrs Anita Cawley said;
“’Diane has spearheaded the charity’s development over the last 9 years and we wish her every success in her new position. We are delighted that our partnership with the PDA means we will continue to work with Diane in her new role.
“Supporting individuals facing difficult circumstances is the core of the charity’s work and we are extremely proud of the services we’ve developed and the support we offer to those within the profession. Our future strategy will be to ensure we continue to provide a unique set of services to our beneficiaries.”
In speaking of her time with the charity and her new role at the PDA, Diane Leicester-Hallam said;
“I have been immensely proud to lead the charity across the past nine years and have nothing but respect for the amazing work that the staff team and volunteers carry out to support those within the profession facing difficult circumstances. It has been a privilege to be the driving force behind the charity’s growth and development and I feel confident that now is the right time for someone new to take on the role and take the charity through its next phase of development.
“I’m incredibly excited to take on a new challenge within a dynamic young organisation and looking forward to developing new services for PDA members to enhance their member experience”.