I am an owner who has a lot invested in the industry. I strive for excellence in business operations, furthering my studies in finance and retail management, and have had my store awarded Pharmacy of the Year, Excellence in Retail Management at APP.

I have been involved in teaching business management to pharmacy students at both Sydney University and University of Technology, where I represent community pharmacy on the industry Advisory Board.

My passion is in pharmacist-driven professional services. I’m a Compounding Pharmacist, Sleep Apnoea Specialist, Weight Loss Consultant, Pharmacist Immuniser, and Diabetes Educator. I drive the development and sponsorship of young pharmacists into these specialty areas within my stores. In recognition of my experience, I was awarded PSA NSW Young Pharmacist of the Year in 2015.

I was heavily involved in student politics as President of SUPA and Vice President of NAPSA. I coordinated rallies and petitions to fight the deregulation of pharmacy. I presented these petitions to state parliament with the Pharmacy Guild NSW.

I believe the future of pharmacy lies in our ability to DEFEND the industry by PROTECTING pharmacy ownership, FIGHT for decent remuneration, and GROW other sources of income service provision.

Family Life

I come from a family of pharmacists. Both my parents, John and Lyn Bronger, have collectively over 90 years of pharmacy experience. I have two kids and am also married to a pharmacist, who has now become a medical doctor. I did not make the decision to run for a National Councillor position lightly. I lived through my father as National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia for 11 years and I intimately know the pressure and time commitment that is needed. However, I’m passionate about this profession. There is a unique balance at play between the challenge of retail and the commitment of a healthcare professional.


Both a business and clinical mind

I spent the early part of my career training in retail and management to ensure I had the business background to operate good businesses. I now focus my energy on specialising in niche pharmacy services that will become mainstream and be the future of pharmacy. With these skills, good business acumen, and vision for the future delivery of services within our profession, I will bring much to the job.

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy – Sydney University
  • Australian Registered Pharmacist (PHA0001047683)
  • Essentials in Financial Management – Financial Management Retail Centre (FMRC)
  • Accreditation – Professional Compounding Chemists of Australia (PCCA)
  • Strategic Planning & Management in Retailing – University Of Melbourne Business School (Mt Eliza)
  • Diabetes Educator Diploma – University of Technology Sydney

Committees & Training Roles

NSW Branch Committee Member

  • Pharmacy Guild of Australia Mar 2017 – Present

Pharmacy School Industry Advisory Committee, UTS

  • Committee member 2012 – present

Drivetime Radio Australia Pty Ltd

  • Host at Drivetime Radio Australia Pty Ltd May 2017– Present

Pharmacy Guild of Australia

  • APP15 Plenary Presentation: ‘The White Coat Effect’

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

  • PSA Clinical Expo State Conference: Speaker 2010 ‘Online Pharmacy’
  • State conference: Speaker 2013 ‘Service delivery within Pharmacy”
  • PAC 2014 National Conference: Speaker 2014 ‘Maximising potential in your people’

Pharmacy School Industry Advisory Committee, UTS

  • Committee member 2012 – present

Blooms Pharmacy Business Skills Program, Sydney University

  • Tutor 2009
  • Tutor 2008

College of Pharmacy Practice and Management Conference Norfolk Island

  • Speaker 2008 ‘Young Pharmacist Managers’

Sydney University Alumni Association              

  • Committee member 2004-2007

Pharmacy Graduate Training Committee (PGTC)             

  • Student Representative Committee Member 2004-2007

PSA Young Pharmacist Group             

  • Committee member 2003-2006

National Australian Pharmacy Student Association (NAPSA)

  • Vice President 2004/2005

Sydney University Pharmacy Student Association (SUPA)

  • President 2003/2004
  • Third Year Representative 2003
  • Second Year Representative 2002

Career Achievements

Chemistworks Broadway – Managing Partner  –  2014 – Present

  • Previous business was in receivership. Since August 2014, the business has a healthy growth in customer traffic and turnover.
  • Positioned between two (2) Sydney Pharmacy Schools/Faculties, making it an ideal training platform for pharmacy students.

Chemistworks Group – General Manager  –  2011 – Present

  • Managing seven (7) pharmacies and two (2) health food stores of varying capacities interstate.=

Chemistworks Wetherill Park – Managing Partner  –  2007 – Present

  • 24/7 pharmacy operation – 60+ employees

Awards

  • Excellence in Retail Management – Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Pharmacy of the Year 2011
  • Finalist – Fairfield Champion Local Business Award 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Champion – Fairfield Advance True Local Business Award 2008, Fairfield City Champion Local Business Award 2012 and Stockland Business Award 2013

Professional Services:

  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Compounding
  • Home Medicines Review (HMR)
  • Make-up Artistry
  • Baby Nursing Sister
  • Weight Loss Centre
  • Online Ordering Facility and Health Information Platform: chemistworks.com.au

Priceline Pharmacy & Wetherill Park Medical Centre – Managing Partner  –  2009 – Present

  • Greenfield site established November 2009 with 24 staff members
  • Consistently within the Top 10 NSW Priceline Pharmacies

Awards

  • Finalist – Fairfield Champion Local Business Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Champion – Stockland Business Award 2010, Fairfield City Champion Local Business Award 2015 and Priceline Pharmacist of the Year NSW 2015.

Palms Pharmacy Coffs Harbour – Pharmacist  –  2010 – 2010
Harrison’s Pharmacy Group NSW – Pharmacy Assistant Trainer  –  2006 – 2007

  • Established Pharmacy Assistant training program for the Harrison’s Pharmacy Group NSW
  • Harrison’s Group NSW Pharmacy Graduate Training Program

Chemistworks Chullora – Pharmacist-In-Charge  –  2006 – 2007

HealthyStyle Pharmacy Cronulla – Graduate & Pharmacist-in-Charge  –  2005 – 2006