The BPSA has an Executive of 19 volunteers, made up of current pharmacy students, pre-registration trainees, and first year qualified Pharmacists. The members of the Executive are elected at the BPSA Annual Conference; along with their individual roles they work together to manage the functions of the BPSA and represent the members of the BPSA.

The Executive exists to listen to and act upon the feedback of our members, it is possible to contact any member of the BPSA Executive using their email address.

 

President - Stephen Messham
1st Year Qualified Pharmacist, ex-Liverpool John Moores University
president@bpsa.co.uk

The President of the BPSA ensures that the Executive work in a cohesive manner to deliver the services and support its members need. The President works with a number of external organisations to ensure students views are heard and represented in the correct manner.

Vice President - Alastair Paterson
Pre-registration Pharmacist, ex-Durham University 
vicepresident@bpsa.co.uk

The Vice President of the BPSA assists the President to ensure the Executive work in a cohesive manner to deliver the services and support its members need. The Vice President works with a number of external organisations to ensure students views are heard and represented in the correct manner. They are also the main contact point for the BPSA alumni.

Treasurer - Bryony Drummond
1st Year Qualified Pharmacist, ex-Robert Gordon University
treasurer@bpsa.co.uk

The Treasurer is responsible for managing the costs to the Association and ensuring the BPSA offers value to its members.

Secretary General - Tom Byrne
Pre-registration Pharmacist, ex-University of Sunderland
secgen@bpsa.co.uk

The role of the Secretary General is to ensure minutes of the Executive meetings are recorded and archived. Another major role is to compile and publish the Annual Conference booklet and the Annual Reports of the Executive.

Public Relations Officer - Jessica Bland
4th Year, Durham/Newcastle University
pro@bpsa.co.uk

The Public Relations Officer works with a wide range of stakeholders and develops sponsorship opportunities with external organisations. The Public Relations Officer also represents the Association at external events and in the media.

European Officer - Matthew Brown
1st Year Qualified Pharmacist, ex-University of Nottingham
europeanofficer@bpsa.co.uk

As the BPSA's official contact person to the European Pharmaceutical Students' Association the role of the European Officer is to promote EPSA activities and ensure BPSA is represented on a European level.

IT Officer - Sukhveer Singh
4th Year, University of Nottingham
itofficer@bpsa.co.uk

The IT Officer manages the main BPSA website and the Annual Conference website. Alongside this they ensure technology is available to the Executive when they need it, such as emails and presentations.

Student Exchange Officer - Pride Mtetwa
4th Year, King's College London University
seo@bpsa.co.uk

The BPSA Student Exchange Officer also acts as the official contact person to the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation. They also coordinate the Student Exchange Programme within the UK.

Graduate Officer - Beenish Chaudhry
1st Year Qualified Pharmacist, ex-De Montfort University
graduateofficer@bpsa.co.uk

As the dedicated officer for preregistration trainee pharmacists the Graduate Officer acts as a central contact point for trainees. Their role is to also organise events for trainees and ensure the publication and distribution of the Graduate Link magazine.

Publications Officer - Regan English
3rd Year, Durham/Newcastle University
publications@bpsa.co.uk

The Publications Officer produces two key publications for the BPSA. These are the monthly electronic newsletter, Get Involved!, and the bi-annual printed magazine, Future Pharmacist.

Education Development Officer - Mara Gilchrist
4th Year, Robert Gordon University
education@bpsa.co.uk

The Education Development Officer is responsible for managing the Professional Development Scheme

Nothern Area Coordinator - William Moore
3rd Year, Durham/Newcastle University
northernac@bpsa.co.uk

The Northern Area Coordinator is responsible for organising two Area Conferences and coordinating the BPSA Representatives across the Northern Area.

Pennine Area Coordinator - Jessica Watt
4th Year, Keele University
pennineac@bpsa.co.uk

The Pennine Area Coordinator is responsible for organising two Area Conferences and coordinating the BPSA Representatives across the Pennine Area.

Southern Area Coordinator - Dildar Kawani
4th Year, Kingston University
southernac@bpsa.co.uk

The Southern Area Coordinator is responsible for organising two Area Conferences and coordinating the BPSA Representatives across the Southern Area. 

Western Area Coordinator - Lucy Bennett
3rd Year, University of Bath
westernac@bpsa.co.uk

The Western Area Coordinator is responsible for organising two Area Conferences and coordinating the BPSA Representatives across the Western Area.

Eastern Area Coordinator - Vacant
easternac@bpsa.co.uk

The Eastern Area Coordinator is responsible for organising two Area Conferences and coordinating the BPSA Representatives across the Eastern Area.

Annual Conference Organisers - Eleanor Barrett and Kizzie Bridgman
4th Year, Keele University
conference@bpsa.co.uk

The Annual Conference Organisers spend almost a year planning and organising the BPSA's Annual Conference. Their role is to negotiate venues and accommodation as well as develop a programme of events for BPSA Day.

Competitions Coordinator - Lizzie Manton
4th Year, Durham/Newcastle University
competitions@bpsa.co.uk

The Competitions Coordinator is responsible for managing and promoting the various competitions and awards. They are the main point of contact for external organisations involved with the various competitions.

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