Medicines Australia thanks Health Secretary Glenys Beauchamp PSM for industry service and welcomes incoming Secretary.

Medicines Australia wishes to congratulate Ms Glenys Beauchamp PSM on her retirement, announced today, and to thank her for her outstanding service to the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and the health sector more broadly as Secretary of the Department of Health and formerly as the Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Medicines Australia CEO Ms Elizabeth de Somer said Ms Beauchamp has been a champion for improving patient outcomes and an excellent departmental leader.

“It has been a pleasure to know and to work with Ms Beauchamp particularly in improving access and funding for new medicines.

“Notably, Ms Beauchamp has been heavily involved in ensuring comprehensive policy reforms stemming from the 2017 Strategic Agreement between the Commonwealth and innovative medicines industry have been progressed.

“Ms Beauchamp’s strong leadership has been once again demonstrated through the quick and comprehensive response that the Department of Health has had in ensuring the medicines supply chain was maintained through the recent bushfire crisis.

“I congratulate Ms Beauchamp on her significant achievements within the health portfolio as well as throughout her career,” said Ms de Somer.

Ms de Somer also welcomed the recommendation that Professor Brendan Murphy be appointed as the new Secretary of the Department of Health.

“Professor Murphy has had a distinguished career, most recently as Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government and Medicines Australia looks forward to working with him on critical issues of health policy and medicines delivery,” said Ms de Somer.

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Natalie Wimmer,
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Medicines Australia