Representing the profession

Pharmacy leaders have welcomed the appointment of pharmacist and former ACT Chief Minister Kate Carnell (pictured) as the inaugural Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

Ms Carnell’s appointment was announced today by Federal Minister for Small Business Kelly O’Dwyer. She will start the new role on 11 March for a five-year period.

The “extensive experience and knowledge” of Ms Carnell made her a suitable fit for the new role, a key government election commitment, Ms O’Dwyer said.

“Ms Carnell, who ran