Sharon 'Sibby' Buckle

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Current occupation: Pharmacy Manager, Boots, Nottingham

Academic qualifications: BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Professional awards: FRPharmS and nominated for the 'women of the year' lunch (1999).

Professional experience and particular interests: Sibby moved through Boots store management and retail marketing in Kent and London into buying and marketing at Boots HQ in Nottingham, then into pharmacy PR and corporate affairs. In the mid 1990's she was a founder member of CPAG (Community Pharmacy Action Group).

Responsible for professional relations and PR for BHI, she worked in the international division before becoming Head of Corporate Affairs for Crookes Healthcare Ltd.

Engaged in politics, and fighting three National and two European elections, Sibby ran her own business for five years, embracing political consultancy, pharmacy locums, QC and tutoring at Nottingham University.

Returning to frontline pharmacy, Sibby has been actively involved in the introduction and development of new medicines services.

She is also involved with two charities, Emmanuel Press in South Africa, working to improve understanding of HIV/Aids, and the Arches charity in Nottingham, helping the homeless, ex offenders and asylum seekers.

Other interests/hobbies: Politics, travel, skiing, theatre, fine dining and social action.