Resignation of Ian Chalmers

Medicines Australia chief executive Ian Chalmers has tendered his resignation, effective 30 September 2009, completing a three-year term representing the innovative pharmaceuticals industry.

The Chairman of Medicines Australia Will Delaat today paid tribute to Mr Chalmers’ achievements as chief executive.

“Ian has made a very significant contribution to the industry, championing our members’ interests with conviction and passion,” Mr Delaat said.

“On the industry’s behalf, he has navigated an exceptionally challenging policy and economic environment with skill and agility, particularly with regard to bedding down the most extensive reform of the PBS in its 60-year history.

“Ian leaves the association in good shape, with an expanded membership, a strong balance sheet and a robust, respectful relationship with Government.

“I thank him for his contribution over the past three years and I wish him well in his next assignment.”


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