Charity welcomes new Trustee

Pharmacist Support is delighted to welcome Paul Day to its Board of Trustees.

Paul Day fills vacant Lay Trustee position

Paul is Director of the PDA, a role he has held since 2017. He also brings with him decades of not for profit sector experience, previously serving as Deputy General Secretary of the Association of Teachers & Lecturers, Chairman of the Abbey National Group Union and Chief Operating Officer at the Business Disability Forum.

He has served on four local authorities, including as a cabinet member on a unitary authority and as mayor of his hometown. He has been involved in the governance of many community and not-for-profit bodies and is currently vice-chair of his local Healthwatch, a member of the executive committee at the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) and holds several other trusteeships.

“I am well aware of the excellent work that Pharmacist Support delivers for beneficiaries and have been able to collaborate on some of that activity through my day to day work” commented Paul. “I am delighted to join the board in a personal capacity and be able to contribute some of my wider trustee experience to play a part in future success.”

Paul’s appointment as a Lay Trustee follows the early departure of Lay Trustee Cathy Harper, who resigned from her post in August 2022 due to personal commitments.

“We’re delighted to be kicking off 2023 with this appointment” commented Pharmacist Support Chair Esther Sadler-Williams. “Having had an incredibly strong pool of applicants during our last trustee recruitment drive (more than we were able to appoint at the time), we are really pleased now to be able to offer the vacant lay position to Paul. We look forward to working with him over the coming months and years as we, in line with our strategy, continue to shape the charity to be able to efficiently support the pharmacy family of the future.”

Farewell to Cathy Harper

“I would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Cathy” said Esther. “As the widow of a pharmacist and having benefited from the charity’s support Cathy’s input has been invaluable over these past five years.”

January 2023 marks the start of a three-year term for Paul, who joins existing board members Esther Sadler-Williams (Chair), Anita Cawley (Vice Chair), David Downham, Karen Harrowing, Mohammed Hussain, Paul Johnson, Mala Khiroya, Alison Scowcroft, Mark Sweeney and Sarah Willis.

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