Elen Jones has been appointed director for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Wales.
Jones (pictured), who comes into the role in January having spent five years working closely with the Welsh Pharmacy Board as RPS policy and practice lead, will oversee the development of national policy, professional advocacy and member engagement in the country.
“I’m looking forward to working with our passionate and driven team to deliver even more for our vibrant and engaged membership,” she said.
“The positive context in Wales, with the upcoming publication of the new vision for pharmacy and the recent announcement of new funding for pharmacy training, gives us lots to build on.
“I’m hugely excited and honoured to take up the role and I’m committed ensuring that patient care remains at the forefront of everything we do.”
Robbie Turner, director of pharmacy and member experience at the RPS, said: “Elen has been instrumental in driving policy development in Wales and Great Britain and I’m keen to work with her as director.
“She already has extensive networks throughout Wales with pharmacists, other healthcare organisations, patient groups and the Welsh government.
“Her experience combined with her drive and energy will help us build our capability to deliver our mission and vision in Wales.”