Jim Howard was Managing Director of National Pharmacies until his retirement after 17 years. He was the President of the Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association for 16 years, a role he recently relinquished. He was also a Director of the National Pharmaceutical Services Association, the pharmaceutical wholesaler industry association.

In addition to his background in retail and community pharmacy he has experience in financial management and in the education sectors. He is Chairman of St Ann’s University College in Adelaide and Chairman of St Dominic’s Priory College.

Jim served on the Board of Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society for 10 years, a non- bank financial institution with $1.6 billion of funds under management.

Jim has served on over 30 Boards in his career to date.