Pharmacist Support welcomes new chief exec

Danielle Hunt

Pharmacist Support, the charity that campaigns on behalf of the profession and offers assistance in areas such as advice, mental health and wellbeing and financial assistance, welcomed Danielle Hunt as its new chief executive on January 23.

Ms Hunt most recently served as operations director at environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, which she helped transition from being principally Government-funded to being entirely self-funded through her work on fundraising and service contracts, a Pharmacist Support spokesperson said.

She replaces Diane Leicester-Hallam, who left in September last year to join the Pharmacists’ Defence Association as director of member services.

Ms Hunt said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Pharmacist Support – leading the charity through its next phase of development. The charity has achieved a huge amount in the last 10 years, and this work has never been so important. I look forward to working with the staff, volunteers, the board of trustees and others in the sector to develop the organisation and ensure we continue to support pharmacists and their families in the best way possible.”

Steve Lutner, recently appointed chair of the Pharmacist Support trustee board, said: “We are delighted to welcome Danielle to Pharmacist Support. The charity has undergone a period of significant growth over the past 10 years and Danielle’s experience will ensure that the profession’s independent charity continues to move forward with confidence. She has proven leadership qualities and service development expertise which will prove invaluable in the future."

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