Chris Freeman appointed to lead Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

The Board of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has unanimously appointed Dr Chris Freeman as the organisation's new National President, following a decision by incumbent Dr Shane Jackson to stand down from the presidency to focus on "immediate family challenges that have recently emerged".

Freeman has served as PSA National Vice President since July 2016, and paid tribute to the energy and enthusiasm that Jackson had brought to the role of National President while confirming that the PSA would "double down on its efforts to increase the roles, recognition and remuneration of pharmacists across Australia".

Jackson will remain on the PSA Board as Vice President and Chair of the Policy & Advisory Committee. 

"Leading the PSA has been a great pleasure and honour, however for the immediate future I need to spend a little less time on planes and more time at home in Tasmania," he said. "I look forward to leading PSA's approach to the 7th Community Pharmacy Agreement negotiations, alongside our Pharmacists in 2023 strategy in the year ahead."

Freeman said the PSA Board, branch committees and management team continued to be "resolute in our determination to unlock opportunities for pharmacists to realise their full potential".

Source:, Wednesday 12 Dec 2018