10 Oct, 2014
Victorian community pharmacist George Tambassis has been re-elected National President of the
Pharmacy Guild of Australia for a three-year term.
Mr Tambassis, who was elected unopposed by the Guild’s National Council, first became National
President in October last year.
Mr Tambassis has been in community pharmacy for 25 years as a Melbourne-based pharmacist,
joining the Guild Victorian Branch Committee in 2005, and becoming State President in 2011.
Mr Tambassis said: “I believe we have a vibrant industry providing essential medicines, services and
advice to Australian health care consumers. I will not take a backward step in advocating for the
continuation of appropriate support for community pharmacy, and for an enhanced and
collaborative role for us in the health care system.
“I thank my fellow National Councillors for the faith they have shown, and look forward to working
with them to support Australia’s network of 5400 community pharmacies, the thousands of people
who work in them, and the millions of people they serve.”
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