TerryWhite Chemmart appoints new CEO as Anthony White steps down

TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC) announced Duncan Phillips as the new chief executive of the pharmacy retailer on Tuesday, following Anthony White’s decision to step down after 11 years at the helm.

White said in a statement on Tuesday that it has been “an absolute privilege” to lead the company but that the time is right for fresh leadership. He will remain with the business, moving into the role of executive director of pharmacy network development, which includes more than 450 pharmacies across Australia.

“I’m very fortunate to have worked with so many talented pharmacy owners and the dedicated team at the support centre over the years,” White said.

“It’s been an absolute privilege and I look forward to supporting the further
development of the network in my new role. In particular, it’s been great working closely with Duncan on a wide range of initiatives to grow the Group substantially over this period and I wish him every success in the future.”

White is credited with leading TWC through a dramatic period of change and growth including the network rebrand and sale to EBOS Group.

White’s successor Duncan Phillips, who takes up the role effective immediately, has up to now held the chief operating officer role at TWC.

The retailer said in a statement that Phillips brings both domestic and international experience as well as strong industry contacts.

The company said its core focus now is building further value for network partners.

Chief executive of EBOS Group John Cullity paid tribute to White on Tuesday.

“Anthony has decided after 11 exciting and demanding years as CEO for TWC that it’s time for a change. He has worked tirelessly in his tenure as CEO and leaves the TWC network in great shape and on the cusp of further growth” Cullity said.

Ebos Group took full ownership of Terry White Group in December 2018.

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