Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety of Australia ap­points Belinda Wood as new GM

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - PEOPLE NEWS -

Outgoing CEO of the Generic and Biosim­i­lar Medicines As­so­ci­a­tion (GBMA), Belinda Wood has been ap­pointed to the role of Gen­eral Man­ager (GM), Pol­icy and Ad­vo­cacy of the Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety of Australia (PSA). Wood has over 23 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try, hav­ing worked con­struc­tively with pol­icy mak­ers and po­lit­i­cal de­ci­sion-mak­ers, and built trusted re­la­tion­ships with stake­hold­ers over the past three years in her role as CEO of GBMA.

She led ne­go­ti­a­tions of the GBMA’s first ever Strate­gic Agree­ment with govern­ment in 2015, and again in 2017. Prior to hold­ing the role of CEO, Wood was the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s pol­icy di­rec­tor. She has also pre­vi­ously worked as a pol­icy man­ager for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

She holds a med­i­cal sci­ence de­gree in phar­ma­col­ogy from the Uni­ver­sity of Syd­ney, and is a grad­u­ate of the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Com­pany Di­rec­tors.

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