Pharmacy Council of New Zealand welcomes the appointment of new CEO

April 2016

The Pharmacy Council of New Zealand are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pead as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Michael brings to the Council a wealth of experience from previous leadership, business, advisory, and management roles. He’s held senior positions within the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, and the Treasury. He has also been a Partner in an international consulting firm, and a Principal with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Ernst & Young.

The Chief Executive Officer appointment follows the Council’s decision in 2015 to separate the roles of Chief Executive and Registrar.

Michael will take over from Acting Chief Executive Officer Claire Paget-Hay who was appointed in February 2016 for a short-term period during the recruitment process.