The Pharmacy Registration Board of Western Australia (the Board) came into effect on 18 October 2010. This Board is established under the Pharmacy Act 2010 and is responsible for the purposes of registration of premises as pharmacies and to control such premises and pharmacy businesses.
Giovanna CECCHELE (B Pharm, MPS)
Gia was appointed to the Board on 10 April 2018. Gia is a practising pharmacist and currently is a proprietor of a community pharmacy in the Perth Metropolitan area.
Gia was a member of the Pharmaceutical Council of Western Australia (the Council) continuously between 1996 and 2005 and Treasurer between 2001 and 2004.
Gia was a member of the Legal & Administrative Committee of the Council between 2001 and 2004. This committee dealt in details with applications for registration of pharmacies and considered legal matters associated therewith. She was a member of the Professional Development Committee between 1996 and 2001 and 2004 to 2005. This committee dealt with improving the professional practice of pharmacists and the Western Australian pharmacy industry within a regulatory framework.
Dean SCHULZE (B Pharm, MPS)
Deputy Presiding Member
Dean was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2019. He is a practising pharmacist who remains a partner in the pharmacy he started in 1985.
Dean was Chair of the Pharmaceutical Society of WA from 2014 to 2022 and was on the Board of the Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd from 2005 until 2017, including 6 years as Chair. Dean was also on the Board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Company from 2012 to 2014.
Dean is a member of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Linda KEANE (B Pharm, MPS, MBA, GAICD)
Linda was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2019. Linda is currently proprietor of two community pharmacies in the South West of WA, and one in the Perth Metropolitan area, and for 15 years up until 2017, was an accredited consultant pharmacist with the ACPA.
Linda is currently a Committee Member of the Pharmacy Guild of WA (2008 to present).
Previously Linda has served on the Boards of the Medicare Local (SW WA) from 2012 to 2016 and the Regional Clinical Commissioning Committee of the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) from 2016 to 2018.
Linda is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the Pharmacy Guild and a member and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Pip was appointed to the Board on 7 June 2022. Pip has been a consumer representative for more than 20 years in many different voluntary and paid capacities.
Most recently Pip was the Executive Director of the Health Consumers' Council in WA for 7 years from 2015-2022. She was a panel member for the Sustainable Health Review and inaugural Co-Lead for Recommendation Four - New Approaches to Support Citizen and Community Partnership in co-designing health and social care services.
Pip was also very involved with the establishment of the Alcohol and Other Drug Consumer and Community Coalition. She has been an Independent Lived Experience Consultant since 1 April 2022 and remains an active member of the Health Consumers' Council.