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PM Society appoints new chair and vice-chair

Published on: 26/07/10

Sandy Royden (pictured) has been elected as chairman of the PM Society and Dr Beverly Barr as vice-chairman.

They join vice-chairman Rachel Farrow and treasurer Chris Doyle, who were re-elected to their current positions, on the Society’s executive committee.

Sandy has been an active member of the PM Society Committee for the last 10 years, and previously served as vice-chairman for four years from 2001 – 2005.

She then spent three years as chairman, during which time she led the introduction of the Society’s ABPI workshops, establishing further administrative support for the Society to allow them to take on additional initiatives and establishing PriMe as a comprehensive training programme.

Since then she has remained an active Executive Committee member, as joint lead on PriMe with Steve Mackenzie-Lawrie. Sandy now takes over as chairman from Steve Clark.

She has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry covering clinical research and development, marketing and sales, and prior to the recent birth of her son Oliver, was chief executive, Europe at Huntsworth Health.

Dr Beverly Barr is practice head of communications at Pope Woodhead and replaces Matt Coleman as one of the Society’s two vice-chairman. She has been a member of the PM Society Committee since September 2007 and has been closely involved in working with the education sub committee providing valuable input into programme of educational meetings.  

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