Welcome to the Recruitment Site for the Queensland Pharmacy Business Ownership Council


The Pharmacy Business Ownership Act 2024 (the Act) was passed by Parliament in March 2024 and is expected to commence by late 2025. The Act provides for the establishment of the Queensland Pharmacy Business Ownership Council to regulate pharmacy business ownership and implement a pharmacy business licencing scheme in Queensland.

The council will provide independent oversight of the approximately 1300 pharmacy businesses in Queensland. The council will focus on licensing pharmacy businesses, and monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Act, including through audits.

The council must comprise at least five (5) members appointed by the Governor in Council on the Minister’s recommendation. Members will be appointed for a term of not more than four (4) years, stated in the member’s instrument of appointment.

The Queensland Government in collaboration with Executive Quarter is seeking applications from appropriately experienced individuals to become Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and members for the inaugural council.

The Queensland Government is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons from a wide range of professional backgrounds, including pharmacy business owners and employee pharmacists, to apply to be a member of the inaugural Queensland Pharmacy Business Ownership Council.

To be successful in this role, you are:

  • ready and able to add value to the council through your skills, knowledge and experience, including but not limited to any of the following areas of expertise:

–  pharmacy business ownership in Queensland;

–  practicing pharmacist;

–  employees of a pharmacy business in Queensland;

–  accounting;

–  business;

–  financial management;

–  law;

–  carrying on a pharmacy business;

–  persons with skills, knowledge and experience relevant to represent consumers of pharmacy services; and

–  persons with other qualifications or experience appropriate or beneficial to the functions of the council;

  • committed to implementing pharmacy business ownership regulation in Queensland in accordance with the Act;
  • an effective listener and verbal communicator, with the ability to apply legislation in a compliance environment;
  • highly organised, with attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure;
  • capable of making fair, balanced, consistent and timely decisions when performing the functions of the council;
  • a person of integrity with a commitment to understanding and fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the council and maintaining knowledge in this regard;
  • available to attend council meetings.

How to Apply

To apply you must:

  1. Download and read the Expression of Interest Information pack
  2. Prepare your two (2) page CV in Word format
  3. Prepare your Personal Statement addressing the essential requirements outlined in the Expression of Information Pack (maximum of two (2) pages for a Member role and maximum of three (3) pages for a Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson role, in Word format)
  4. Prepare your two (2) professional referee contact details for inclusion in the online application form
  5. Complete and submit an online application form (see ‘Apply Now’ button below)

Applications close midnight (AEST) Friday 17 May 2024.

Diversity Commitment and Support

This process welcomes applicants that are both representative and diverse, reflecting the diversity within local communities. With a focus on inclusion, accessibility and flexibility, Executive Quarter are committed to supporting you in this application process. If you require any assistance with this application process to enable you to apply for a board position, please contact Will Wilson, David Reynolds or Elena Ryan on 0485 860 640 or email [email protected] for a confidential discussion.

Applicant Resources

Click here to download an Expression of Interest Information pack

About The Recruitment Process

As statutory appointees, the Queensland Cabinet Handbook requires a range of probity checks to be undertaken on potential Board members which include:

  • consideration of any perceived or actual conflicts of interest
  • a national criminal history search
  • searches of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s banned and disqualified register and bankruptcy index
  • a review of the Queensland Lobbying Register, and other internet based searches
  • probity checks will be initiated on a confidential basis
  • applicants should note that disclosure of conflicts of interest or convictions for an offence may not preclude progression to appointment as each instance will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • referee checks may also be undertaken by the project team of Executive Quarter for nominees. Please note your referees will not be contacted without your prior consent

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Contact Us

For further information on the positions, or to have a confidential discussion about your particular application please contact contact Will Wilson, David Reynolds or Elena Ryan on 0497 499 749 or email [email protected].