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Marc Donovan has been a member of CPW since 2007. Marc has a background of Community and Primary Care pharmacy and is currently the Divisional Pharmacy Manager for Boots' 100 pharmacies in Wales. Marc sits on the board of CPW as a nomination of the Company Chemists Association, and he also sits on the South East Regional Committee. He is also a member of the remuneration committee. He has previously worked as a prescribing advisor to the Vale of Glamorgan Local Health Board, and was one of the first independent prescribers to practice in Wales.
Tony Edwards has been a board member of CPW since 2014 as a representative of the CCA. Tony has been employed by Well Pharmacy since 2002. For the last 8 years as a Regional Manager in South Wales. He hails from Maesteg & is a graduate of the Welsh School of Pharmacy. Prior to working in Community Pharmacy, Tony worked in Industrial & Academic Pharmacy.
Raj Aggarwal OBE
Raj studied at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, qualifying in 1973. He was in senior management with Boots until 1983, managing various stores throughout the country. He is Chairman of South East region and Board member of the NPA. Chairman of the Kidney Wales Foundation, a Welsh Assembly Government appointed advisor on various Health and Pharmaceutical Committees, a member of the Ministerial Pharmacy Strategic Delivery Group and Health columnist for the Western Mail. Raj is a Director and Board member of the Cardiff Business Club, and Wales Millennium Centre. He is a past Chairman of the Asian Society of Wales and President of the Overseas Students Association. Winner of the Health and Beauty Retailer 2003 Award and the prestigious UK Clarins Gold Salon Award 2008, winner of the Pharmacy Business Entrepreneur of the Year award 2010. Raj was awarded the OBE in 2007 for services to pharmacy, the Asian community and charitable services.
Steve Davies has been a member of CPW Board since April 2010 and of the South East Regional Committee since its formation. Steve has been employed by A & JM Sheppard for over 20 years as a branch manager, general manager and since 2007 as Superintendent Director. Sheppards is an independent pharmacy group with 27 branches based in South Wales. He also attends meetings of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp) and attends Pharmacy Development Group meetings in Cwm Taf and Aneurin Bevan Health Boards.
Born in Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Mark qualified in 1985 and worked in various managerial and locum positions. He purchased his first business in 1997 and started Cambrian Alliance Buying Group in 2000, along with 5 other pharmacists. Mark is currently the PSNC member for Wales and attends pharmacy development group meetings. He has previously sat on Merthyr Local Health Board. Outside of pharmacy, Mark is a keen rugby supporter and currently the President of his local rugby club and is also a patron of the arts through a trusteeship of a local theatre.
After studying at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, Mark completed his preregistration training at the Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust where he continued to work in the early years of his career. He joined Moss Chemists as a pharmacy manager in 1996 and held several positions within the pharmacy retail chain including five years in business development roles across Europe. Following the merger with Boots in 2006, Mark was appointed Head of Strategy Development for Boots and took up his current role as Director of Pharmacy Contract and Project Development in 2009. Mark has extensive experience in the development of pharmacy contracts and services across the UK and Europe and sits on the board of CPW as a nominee of the CCA.
Sam Fisher studied at the Welsh School of Pharmacy in Cardiff, and registered as a pharmacist in 1997 after completion of her pre-registration placement with Lloyds Pharmacy. She then went on to successfully attain her MSc in Clinical Community Pharmacy at the Welsh School of Pharmacy before moving into more managerial roles within the organisation. Sam has held several field based operational roles including Area Manager and Regional Operations Manager, then latterly central roles responsible for leading key business transformation initiatives, and her current role as Head of Pharmacy Affairs for Celesio UK. As well as being a main board member of CCA, Sam is also member of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)and the PSNC Funding and Contract Sub-Committee, and is also a member of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee.
Steve studied at the Leicester School of Pharmacy. He undertook pre-registration training with Boots the Chemist in Poole qualifying as a pharmacist in 1983. After qualifying he first worked as a pharmacist for Shackletons in Abergavenny before moving on to Gwynfa’s Chemist in Port Talbot. Steve then took up a number of managerial roles with Lloyds Pharmacy including Area Manager, Regional Development Manager and Regional Clinical Development Manager before taking up his current position as Primary Sector Lead within Healthcare Services. Steve has sat on a number of pharmaceutical Committees, starting in 1995 on the Local Pharmaceutical Committee in Swansea and the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee. He has been a CCA representative on CPW’S Mid and West Committee since 2003 and on the Central Board since 2007.
Stephen Qualified in 1995 and started working for Boots in Wrexham as Pharmacy Manager. After a 2-year overseas posting with VSO, Stephen returned to the UK and worked for Boots across a number of stores in North Wales. Stephen joined Rowlands Pharmacy in 2003 as Deputy Superintendent Pharmacist with a role across all England, Wales and Scotland. Following a 9-month secondment working at the CCA Stephen has returned to Rowlands as NHS Contract and Policy Manager. Stephen is Vice-Chairman of Cheshire LPC.Stephen is a CCA nominee to the CPW board and also sits on the Northern Regional Committee. Stephen has also been asked to represent BCUHB on the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee.
Paul graduated from the Welsh School of Pharmacy in 1989. He owns a group of community pharmacies in South East Wales and is a Director and a co-founder of the Cambrian Alliance buying group. Paul is a member of the Independent Company Chemist Alliance and AIMp. He is a member of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee, The All Wales Homecare Committee and the Cardiff & Vale UHB Community Pharmacy Operational Group. He is the Welsh Pharmacist of the Year, having previously won Community Pharmacy of the Year. He has won national awards for Pharmacy Team of the Year, Customer Service and Public Health Initiatives.
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