New President of PSA Queensland Branch

The Queensland Branch Committee of the PSA has elected Bruce Elliot as the new State President effective 1st December 2010. Bruce takes over from Dr Lisa Nissen who begins a sabbatical overseas in mid-December.

Bruce is the Managing Partner of four community pharmacies within the ChemCoast Pharmacy Group in Yeppoon in Central Queensland. He is also an accredited consultant pharmacist who has a major clinical interest in aged care, and finds this a rewarding part of his role.

Bruce is a PSA Queensland Branch Committee Member where he has held the position of Vice-President since 2005. Bruce is Chair of the Branch’s Professional Development and Practice Support Committee and played an integral role in the development both at a state and national level of the Early Career Pharmacist Working Groups.

In 2009, Bruce was elected as a PSA National Board Member and subsequently as Chair of the National Membership Working Group. Also in 2009, he was honoured to be named as the Young Australian Pharmacist of the Year in recognition of the pivotal role he played in increasing the availability of continuing education across Queensland.

In 2010, Bruce was honoured with the Professions Australia Young Australian Professional of the Year award. This award celebrated Bruce’s demonstrated commitment to promoting the development of pharmacy in a volunteer capacity.