2023 Australia Day Honours Recognize Outstanding Pharmacists

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) congratulates the pharmacists honoured in today’s Australia Day Honours.

Four pharmacists were recognised for their outstanding service to their communities and to the pharmacy profession, as well as a former PSA General Manager.

The following Australians received Honours from the Governor General:

  • Mr Richard John French MPS (NSW) – Medal of Order of Australia (OAM)
  • Mr Phillip Andrew Greenwood (ACT) – Medal of Order of Australia (OAM)
  • The late Mr Nazminali Hudda MPS (QLD) – Medal of Order of Australia (OAM)
  • Mr Graham Edward Reed MPS (NSW) – Medal of Order of Australia (OAM)
  • Mr Donald Charles Lawie (QLD) – Medal of Order of Australia (OAM)

PSA National President Dr Fei Sim FPS acknowledged their tireless work and thanked them for their commitment to the pharmacy profession.

“The pharmacists recognised today have dedicated their lives to the health of their communities,” Dr Sim said.

“On behalf of PSA and the pharmacy profession, I congratulate all the pharmacists who have been recognised today.”

Richard French MPS is recognised for his service to the community of Muswellbrook, NSW, including his professional service as a community pharmacist for 35 years. Mr French also served as the local co-ordinator of the Guardian Pharmacy Angel Knitting Program between 2000 and 2016.

Phillip Greenwood is recognised for his service to the not-for-profit sector, including his service as a General Manager with PSA.

The late Nazminali Hudda MPS is recognised for his service to the Nizari Ismaili Muslim community of Queensland, as well as his 38 years as a community pharmacist in both the United Kingdom and Australia.

Graham Reed MPS is recognised for his service to Australian cricket, and is a life member of the Pharmaceutical Society of New South Wales.

Donald Lawie is recognised for his service to the community of the Cairns region as a pharmacist and compounding chemist in Babinda over 60 years.

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