Robbie Turner appointed RPS Director of Pharmacy and Member Experience

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Robbie Turner FRPharmS as its new Director of Pharmacy & Member Experience.

Robbie is currently RPS Director of England and joined the Society in January 2017. Prior to this he held the position of Chief Executive Officer for Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (CPWY) and was previously a regional manager for Assura Group.

Robbie graduated in pharmacy from University of Bradford in 1999 and has recently completed study for a Master in Business Administration qualification at Leeds University Business School.

This new position is part of an executive team restructure of the RPS that will come into operation in July. In his new role Robbie will report directly to Paul Bennett, Chief Executive and will be accountable for developing and delivering all professional leadership elements and member services provided by the Society. Specifically, the Director of Pharmacy & Member Experience will lead the functions that develop and deliver Professional Standards, Professional Support, Professional Consultations, Member Events, Marketing & Communications and Public Relations activity.

The Country Directors for Scotland, Wales and England with their respective teams, will report directly to this new role and will continue to ensure that the policy decisions of the National Boards are developed and implemented effectively.

Paul Bennett, CEO said;

“I am delighted that Robbie is appointed as our new Director of Pharmacy & Member Experience and very much look forward to working with him in his new position. We are first and foremost a leadership body that places our profession and our members at the very heart of what we do. I know that Robbie is as passionate as I am about ensuring the RPS increases its efforts to clearly demonstrate the real value of membership of the Society through our actions, the events we provide, our professional guidance and support service and as we continue to strongly advocate on behalf of the whole profession. Working alongside other executive level colleagues, this role will ensure our members experience the benefit of the work we do in education, science & research, professional practice and publishing”.

Robbie Turner, Director of Pharmacy & Member Experience said;

Taking up the role of Director of Pharmacy and Member Experience is an absolute honour and privilege. This is a pivotal time for the profession and the need for a strong, dynamic and forward thinking professional leadership body has never been greater. I am proud that I have the opportunity to work with our members, the committed team at the RPS and colleagues across health and social care to put pharmacists at the forefront of healthcare”.