Chief Executive Officer
Paul Bennett is a Pharmacist and has joined the Society as Chief Executive Officer, from his role as Chief Officer at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Pharmaceutical Committee; a position he had held since autumn 2014. Before this, Paul was the Professional Standards Director and Superintendent Pharmacist at Boots UK.
Paul Bennett has also held senior leadership roles and superintendent pharmacist positions at Safeway Stores Plc and E Moss Ltd, and has worked closely with NHS commissioners.
Paul has also been an active participant within several pharmacy leadership bodies. In 2007, he became Chair of the first RPS English Pharmacy Board, and in 2008 took up the Chair of the National Pharmacy Association, a trade association representing pharmacy owners. He was a Non-Executive Chair of Pharmacy Voice, and served on a number of subcommittees as a longstanding member of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, which represents community pharmacy contractors across England. Paul is also active in local professional networks, as a member of the RPS Wessex Steering Group and Wessex Local Professional Network Core Group.