Who we are
The CCA has an executive team based in central London, as well as dedicated resource based in both Scotland and Wales. The team consists of policy and communications experts who work with our Board, our working groups and our local representatives to influence policies and change attitudes both within the sector and across healthcare.
The CCA Board consists of 12 Directors appointed by our member organisations, an independent Chair and our Chief Executive. The Board meets regularly and is responsible for setting the organisation’s strategic direction as well as overseeing the CCA’s overall governance and management.
Head of Public Affairs
Neeraj joined the CCA in 2021 and leads the CCA’s public affairs and external communications activity. He is responsible for the delivery of the CCA’s parliamentary affairs and corporate communications strategies across external networks, including community pharmacy sector partners, civil servants, and parliamentarians.
He has 10+ years’ experience in public affairs, supporting organisations and businesses within the healthcare sector as well as being involved in managing public affairs and communications for a leading HealthTech membership body.
LPC Support Manager
Rob joined the team in 2021 as LPC Support Manager, before this he worked in a range of roles within community pharmacy. Having been a member of several Local Pharmaceutical Committees he brings a depth of understanding to his role at the CCA.
Rob has been a registered pharmacist for over 20 years, having trained at Cardiff University and is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Rob continues to work as a Community Pharmacist part time and is the current Chair of Nottinghamshire LPC.
Adria joined the CCA in 2012, following a maternity cover a few years prior. Adria’s role includes diary management support for the Chief Executive, office management and general administrative support. Adria also co-ordinates and oversees the appointment of CCA LPC representatives, and provides secretariat support for the CCA LPC Management Group.
Policy and Planning Manager (Scotland)
Caroline joined the CCA in 2018 after working in a range of roles with LloydsPharmacy. She supports the advocacy of the CCA to all stakeholders across Scotland and ‘upskills’ others through helping with policy development and translating policy positions to the CCA exec team and local representatives as well as the Scottish Management Committee.
She is also responsible for ensuring the CCA has effective representation on Community Pharmacy Health Boards in Scotland by supporting our members via updates and feedback.
Policy and Programmes Manager
Emily joined Company Chemists’ Association in August 2019. Prior to joining the CCA Emily worked in policy and public affairs at a range of health charities including the Family Planning Association, Breast Cancer Care and Action on Smoking and Health.
At the CCA, Emily is responsible for developing policy positions and advocating on behalf of our members across two key workstreams: patient safety and workforce development.
Emily has a degree in history from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in International Development from Bristol University.
Malcolm is responsible for implementing existing plans and policies, ensuring the successful management of the business and setting future strategy of the organisation. Malcolm is also a member of the CCA board of directors. Previously Malcolm worked as part of the Walgreens Boots Alliance International Healthcare Public Affairs team. He was also a Fellow of the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme.
Malcolm has been a registered pharmacist for over 20 years. He holds a CIPR Diploma in Public Affairs and is a trustee for the charity Pharmacy Research UK.
Professional Healthcare and Policy Researcher
Nick joined the CCA in 2020 and leads the Pharmacy Evolution work programme.
After graduating as a pharmacist from Keele University, Nick went to work for Well Pharmacy. Following several roles with the company, Nick moved to work for Community Pharmacy Cheshire and Wirral LPC before joining the CCA.
Nick has previously completed a Masters in Community Pharmacy Public Health Services and is currently studying for a Doctorate in Pharmacy Practice.
John Bacon, CCA
John has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS and held a series of senior posts at regional and national level. He was head of the NHS in London and then a Director General in the Department of Health responsible for the day to day management of the NHS in England and with oversight of finance, capital investment, staff and relations with the private sector.
Over the past few years John has Chaired two large NHS Trusts and is currently Chair of a Department of Health owned property company, Community Health Partnerships.
Richard Bradley, Boots UK
Richard was appointed as Pharmacy Director for Boots UK in September 2016. In his role, he is responsible for all aspects of the pharmacy business, including the strategy, delivering the business’ mission to champion everyone’s right to feel good.
Prior to his current role, Richard spent nine years working in Boots Ireland where he most recently held the position of Managing Director. Before that he held a number of leadership roles within the organisation, including that of Commercial and Marketing Director. A pharmacist by profession, Richard joined Boots as a community pharmacist, continuing into various store, head office and area leadership roles.
Sam Fisher, McKesson UK
Head of Pharmacy Affairs
Sam Fisher studied at the Welsh School of Pharmacy in Cardiff, and registered as a pharmacist in 1997 after completion of her pre-registration placement with Lloyds Pharmacy. She then went on to successfully attain her MSc in Clinical Community Pharmacy at the Welsh School of Pharmacy before moving into more managerial roles within the organisation. Sam has held several field based operational roles including Area Manager and Regional Operations Manager, then latterly central roles responsible for leading key business transformation initiatives, and her current role as Head of Pharmacy Affairs for McKesson UK. As well as being a main board member of CCA, Sam is also member of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and is Chair of PSNC LPC and Contractor Support Sub-Committee, and is also a member of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee.
Peter Fulford, Morrisons
Peter completed his pre-registration training with Boots, qualifying as a Pharmacist in 2006. After working in a variety of Boots stores, he joined Morrisons supermarkets in 2007 as a Pharmacy Manager. He became an Area Manager in 2010, overseeing Pharmacies in the North of England & Wales. Peter moved into a Buying & Commercial role at Morrisons Head Office in 2013, before being appointed as Superintendent Pharmacist in November 2015.
Tricia Kennerley, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Vice President, Director of International Public Affairs
Tricia, a qualified pharmacist, joined Moss Chemist in 1995, known now as Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) where she has held several senior positions and was appointed Managing Director of Alliance Pharmacy in 2007 and subsequently became Healthcare Development Director for Boots. Today she leads the International Public Affairs Function for WBA, influencing pharmacy and healthcare policy, working with key stakeholders across governments and healthcare policy leaders as well as pharmaceutical manufacturers.
She is responsible for the development of pharmacy service agenda across Boots UK, Alliance Healthcare Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division, including Alphega virtual pharmacy network and the Retail Pharmacy International Divison. She is a member of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and sits on the boards of the Company Chemist Association and Healthcare Distribution Associciation in the UK. Tricia also chairs the WBA patient safety forum.
Clare Kerr, McKesson UK
Head of Healthcare Policy and Strategy
Clare Kerr registered as a pharmacist in 1989 having qualified from Queen’s University, Belfast. Clare has worked for LloydsPharmacy for over 30 years in a variety of roles. In 2000, Clare took on a role in the Pharmacy Service Development and she went on to lead a team that developed and implemented a wide range of services. As well as supporting the development and implementation of services to support patients living with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and respiratory conditions she was also the service development lead for Community Pharmacy Future, helping to build the evidence based for community pharmacy led services. Clare is a PSNC committee member and a member of the Pharmacy Urgent Care Reference Group.
Margaret MacRury, Rowlands Pharmacy
Margaret has been a CCA Board member for the last seven years and held the position as Chair of the CCA Board for two years prior to John Bacon joining. Margaret’s day job is as the Superintendent Director for Rowlands and prior to that she worked with LloydsPharmacy, Boots the Chemist and Boots Opticians in a variety of operational and management roles.
Margaret’s role at Rowlands has three main responsibilities: providing support to their pharmacies and the business to ensure they comply with regulation, legislation and professional standards, being the main point of contact for all external regulatory, or contractual agencies in relation to community pharmacy and representing community pharmacy and CCA members on a number of committees and negotiating bodies.
Lucy Morton-Channon, Superdrug
Lucy was appointed Superdrug Superintendent Pharmacist in June 2018. Previous to this she held roles in the Commercial Team and as Clinical Governance Manager. Lucy has been Medicines Safety Officer (MSO) for Superdrug and participated in the successful Pharmacy Patient Safety Group for several years. Her early career was as a Pre-Registration Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager for several Superdrug stores.
Janice Perkins, Well
Janice Perkins is Pharmacy Superintendent at Well Pharmacy where she is responsible for the quality and development of the professional services provided to patients and customers. She also chairs the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group.
Janice is a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and gained a BSc (First Class Honours) at Manchester University. Her early career was with Boots where she was successively a branch manager, district manager and then Regional Professional Development Manager.
Adrian Price, Tesco
Adrian Price has been a pharmacist for over 27 years and the Superintendent Pharmacist at Tesco Stores Ltd since 2010 where he is responsible for the safe and legal operation of almost 400 pharmacies, 5000 colleagues, the pharmacy supply chain and formerly their Opticians business.
He started his career working in branch management for the Co-operative Group, working in dozens pharmacies across the North West and serving on LPCs for over 10 years. Adrian has been a CCA Board member for nine years.
Stephen Thomas, Rowlands Pharmacy
External Affairs Manager
Stephen qualified as a pharmacist in 1995 and, after completing a number of roles for Boots spent two years with Voluntary Services Overseas as Principal Pharmacist in Vanuatu (South Pacific). Stephen joined Rowlands Pharmacy in 2003 and has undertaken a number of roles before becoming External Affairs Manager. Stephen is a PSNC committee member, Community Pharmacy Wales board member, Chairman of the group which develops the Declaration of Competence (DoC) frameworks and a member, since 2004, of Cheshire and Wirral LPC (and predecessors).
Faisal Tuddy, Asda Pharmacy
Faisal qualified as a pharmacist in 1997 and has spent more than twenty years working in a variety of roles in community pharmacy. This included as a community pharmacist and store manager, and then working at Asda initially as a pharmacist before moving into head office roles. Faisal is currently superintendent pharmacist at Asda, overseeing the work of the supermarket’s 255 pharmacies. He has experience as an LPC Member and a particular interest in patient safety.