GPhC appoints Louise Edwards as new Chief Strategy Officer

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has promoted Louise Edwards to the position of Chief Strategy Officer and Deputy Registrar.

Louise is currently the Director of Regulation and Digital Transformation at the Electoral Commission, responsible for the organisation’s regulatory work and
digital, data, technology and facilities infrastructure.

This includes funding and spending at elections and referendums, registering political parties, enforcement work, and data and information management.

Louise will take over Mark Voce, the GPhC’s current Chief Strategy Officer and Deputy Registrar, who is retiring early in July 2024.

Louise said: “Pharmacy services are at the heart of health care for many people. Having effective regulation and standards in place can transform and give
confidence in the quality of care that people receive.