With over 25 Years of experience, Jay Badenhorst joins PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) is bolstering its leadership team with the appointment of Jay Badenhorst as the Director of Pharmacy, a newly
created position aimed at fortifying its commitment to advancing pharmacy practice.

This move comes amidst a period of significant change and challenge for frontline pharmacists, prompting the independent trade union to enhance its influence
in the evolving healthcare landscape.

Mr. Badenhorst, who previously served Whitworth Chemists as the Managing Director and also has leveraged his extensive knowledge of the pharmacy practice and
organisational leadership as the Vice Chair of the National Pharmacy Association, reasons his “commitment to being at the forefront of positive change within
the pharmacy profession.”

Mr. Badenhorst expressed his enthusiasm stating: “I am delighted to be joining an organisation that has so much vision, ambition and drive at a time when
pharmacists have so many opportunities to develop their roles for the benefit of patients.”

According to Mark Koziol, Chair of PDA, the new position is a reflection of the union’s commitment to pharmacy and described the new Director of Pharmacy
as “a senior level, proven and award-winning pharmacy leader.”