7 May 2004
The Pharmacy Guild Welcomes Female National Councilor
Western Australian Pharmacist Lenette Mullen has been elected to the Guild’s National
Council. Lenette is the third female pharmacist to be elected as a National Councillor in
the history of the Guild, and from now on the Guild is committed to retaining female
representation on its National Council.
Lenette is a highly respected pharmacist and pharmacy owner, who currently sits on the
Pharmacy Guild’s WA Branch Committee and is also a PSA National Councillor.
Along with performing her National Council duties, Lenette’s seat will allow her to
represent the many issues faced by female pharmacists, who currently make up 27
percent of the Guild’s membership base and over 60 percent of the profession.
In welcoming Lenette, John Bronger, National President of the Pharmacy Guild stated
“This is a very pleasing result for the Guild and better reflects the demographics of our
membership base and the profession as a whole, but this is only a start – the Guild will be
actively working to attract more women to join Council. But first they have to get
involved with their own State or Territory Branch Committees and from there they can be
elected to National Council”
Helene O’Byrne, Chair of the Women and Young Pharmacists’ Committee was delighted
at the news and stated “This is a healthy step forward for the Guild, since women now
make up more than half of the profession. I would like to encourage more women to
aspire to such leadership roles within the industry”.
Media Contact: John Bronger, National President Phone: 0418 643 200