Pharmacy Registration Board of Western Australia

Board members

It is the Board’s intention to meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month, except January. However, this is subject to change.

The Pharmacy Registration Board of Western Australia (the Board) came into effect on 18 October 2010. This Board is established under the Pharmacy Act 2010 and is responsible for the purposes of registration of premises as pharmacies and to control such premises and pharmacy businesses.

John L HARVEY (B Pharm, FPS)

Presiding Member

John has been the Presiding Member of the Board since its inception. Prior to that, John was a member of the Pharmaceutical Council of Western Australia (the Council) the authority which, since 1964, until the establishment of the Board, was charged by the Pharmacy Act 1964 with registration of pharmacy premises and pharmacy businesses and oversight of the maintenance of standards of pharmacies.

John was a member of the Council continuously since 1994 and its President from 2008 until the Board came into effect.

John was a member of the Council's Professional Development Committee from 1994 until 2002 and a member of its Legal and Administrative Committee since 2002. The latter committee deals with applications for registration of pharmacies and considers legal matters associated therewith.

Z Lenette MULLEN (FPS, GAICD)

Deputy Presiding Member

Lenette has been the Deputy Presiding Member of the Board since its inception. Prior to that, Lenette was a member of the Pharmaceutical Council of Western Australia (the Council) the authority which, since 1964, until the establishment of the Board, was charged by the Pharmacy Act 1964 with registration of pharmacy premises and pharmacy businesses and oversight of the maintenance of standards of pharmacies.

Lenette was a member of the Council continuously since 2000, Deputy President from 2001-2004 and President from 2004-2008.

Lenette was a member of the Legal & Administrative Committee of the Council since 2000, and chaired that committee from 2004 until 2008. This committee dealt in details with applications for registration of pharmacies and considers legal matters associated therewith.

Lenette was appointed treasurer of the Council in 2006 and held that position until 2008. She was appointed chair of the Complaints Assessment Committee of the Council in 2002 and held that position for two years.

Giovanna CECCHELE (B Pharm, MPS)

Board Member

Giovanna was appointed to the Board on 10 April 2018. Giovanna is a practicing pharmacist and currently is a proprietor of two community pharmacies in the Perth Metropolitan area. 

Giovanna was a member of the Pharmaceutical Council of Western Australia (the Council) continuously between 1996 and 2005 and Treasurer between 2001 and 2004.

Giovanna was a member of the Legal & Administrative Committee of the Council between 2001 and 2004. This committee dealt in details with applications for registration of pharmacies and considers legal matters associated therewith. She was a member of the Professional Development Committee between 1996 and 2001 and 2004 to 2005. This committee dealt with improving the professional practice of pharmacists and the Western Australian pharmacy industry within a regulatory framework. 

Margaret N FORD (BSc, Grad Dip Admin, Dip Human Resources, Grad Cert Pharmacy Entry)

Board Member

Margaret has been a member of the Board since inception. Margaret was nominated to the Minister for Health by the Consumers' Health Council of WA (HCC).

Prior to her nomination to the Board, Margaret was a senior Commonwealth public servant before retirement. She has a strong background in policy development for public health programs (including the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Her educational qualifications embrace physiology and pharmacology, and public administration. Born in Western Australia and returning here on retirement, Margaret is now combining volunteer work with the HCC with the exploration of textile art forms. She is committed to securing a consumer-focus in all aspects of health care delivery in WA and serves on several advisory committees.

Guy Brandon

Registrar

Sue Errington-Wood

Assistant Registrar