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PSNC logo high resDecember 18 2017

Simon Dukes will succeed Sue Sharpe as chief executive of PSNC when she steps down from the role in May 2018.

Mr Dukes has been the CEO of Cifas, the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, since 2013. This is a not-for-profit fraud prevention membership organisation, and is “the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, managing the largest confirmed fraud database in the country.”

In his role as Cifas chief executive, he sits on the oversight board of the Home Secretary’s Joint Fraud Task Force and the Management Board of the National Crime Agency-led Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Task Force

Prior to joining Cifas, Mr Dukes’ work for the UK Government has included roles in counter-terrorism, serious and organised crime investigations, defence and security policy, public affairs, and cyber security.

Mrs Sharpe has been PSNC’s chief executive for over a decade, having joined from the law division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Commenting on the appointment of her successor at PSNC, Mrs Sharpe said: “I am delighted that Simon will be our new CEO. He has the experience and expertise, from outside the health sector, and will bring fresh thinking and strong leadership of the organisation, supported by the excellent team here.”

Mr Dukes said: “Community pharmacies perform a vital role for the citizen, and I am very pleased indeed to have been selected as the new CEO for PSNC. I look forward to working with the Chairman, Members and PSNC team to help develop the NHS community pharmacy service for the future.”

PSNC Chairman Sir Mike Pitt added: “I am very pleased Simon will be joining us as CEO. PSNC appointed recruitment consultants to advise and assist our Appointments Panel in a rigorous search and selection programme, to ensure it found the best possible candidate for this important and complex role.

“The Appointments Panel was unanimous in agreeing that Simon had all the qualities we were seeking, and would be the right person to lead the work of PSNC in the demanding environment community pharmacy faces. The Committee too approved the appointment unanimously, and we look forward to working with Simon.”

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PSNC announcement      
Cifas governance information     

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