Major shake-up for Guild in NSW

The fiercely contested election at the Pharmacy Guild’s NSW branch has resulted in a committee shake-up and a record number of women members.

Branch president Rick Samimi (pictured) was re-elected, but senior vice-president Phil Dibben and committee member George Mendria were ousted.

Women pharmacists now make up 40% of the committee — a massive turn around from a year ago.

Four women took up casual vacancies on the 15-member committee a few months before the election.  Their ranks have now been bolstered by two new members, Sally Sheehan and Karen