UK pharmacist Dr Catherine Duggan has been appointed CEO of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, tasked with leading the organisation in its efforts to develop a new strategy. 

Dr Duggan, who will take up the appointment on 1 June, is currently director of professional development at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. She will be charged with ensuring that FIP, which describes itself as “the global voice of pharmaceutical practice, sciences and education,” represents its members in global healthcare decisions.

Dr Duggan said: “I’m delighted and honoured to take up the position of CEO at FIP. I look forward to building on the great work of FIP leaders past and present. To advance pharmacy worldwide, we will work through established partnerships with the World Health Organization and forge new partnerships at the global level to benefit the profession and the public.”

FIP president Dr Carmen Peña said: “I am happy that our colleague Catherine Duggan joins FIP as our new CEO. Her excellent career so far makes her worthy of this tough but amazing position. Catherine will surely represent, with honesty, loyalty and energy, the values of our federation, fulfilling our objective of making FIP even stronger, bigger and more efficient.”

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