Ash Soni

Ash Soni OBE

President, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Twice-elected president of the RPS, Ash is one of the most well-known individuals within pharmacy. A highly-motivated and flexible practitioner with over 20 years’ experience as a pharmacist, Ash is also clinical network lead for Lambeth clinical commissioning group and serves as the pharmacy board member for Health Education South London.


Shirley Walker

Shirley Walker

Pharmacy operations and governance manager, Boots UK

Shirley had an early start at Boots, completing her pre-registration year at the company before becoming a store manager. She went on to have a larger role in developing innovative pharmacy initiatives, as business development service manager. Shirley worked at the forefront of pharmacy primary care as an independent prescriber running an atrial fibrillation anticoagulation clinic, before her current role as pharmacy operations and governance manager for Boots in the east of England.

Reem Kayyali

Professor Reem Kayyali

Professor of clinical and applied pharmacy practice at Kingston University

Reem’s current research focuses on public health and medicines optimisation. The emphasis is on evaluating the use of innovative technology to streamline and optimise public health and the care of patients with long-term conditions through the pharmacy. She also champions building evidence of the role of the profession in disease prevention and management.

Kate Pine

Kate Pine

Hospital pharmacist and lead coordinator for STEP, London

Kate initially trained in community pharmacy for Safeway's Pharmacies, before moving to the hospital sector in 1996. She has since worked in several acute NHS trusts in London, currently acting as the lead for women's health at King’s College Hospital and training for pharmacists in the Structured Training and Experience for Pharmacists (STEP) programme. Kate has always maintained a passion for education and training.


Paras Shah

Paras Shah

Community pharmacist, Greenlight Pharmacy

Paras qualified as a pharmacist in 2012 and has been with Green Light Pharmacy ever since. His interests led him to become a travel pharmacist shortly after qualifying and he now acts as travel and business development lead for the Greenlight group, with a focus on driving the provision of private and NHS services.

Helen Kilminister

Helen Kilminister

Senior GP pharmacist, Whiteacres Medical Centre and prescribing lead, Malvern locality

Helen has successfully completed the training pathway for phase one of the NHS England pilot scheme for pharmacists into general practice, as well as the independent prescriber course at Worcester University. She is currently in the final year of her master’s degree in advanced clinical practice, and chair of the Primary Care Pharmacy Association practice pharmacy group. 



Major Bex Heaton

Royal Army Medical Corps

Major Heaton completed her clinical diploma as a pharmacist with the army, and has used her professional skills on board HMS Argus, in community health engagement programmes in Kenya, and on deployment to Afghanistan and South Sudan. In her current role she supports both small medical teams, hospital set-ups and individual clinicians.

Orlaith Condon

Orlaith Condon

Medical affairs manager in women’s oncology, AstraZeneca
Orlaith practised as a hospital pharmacist for nine years, spending five of those years specialising in oncology. She then made the move to pharmaceutical industry, where she worked as the lead specialist pharmacist in gynaecological and urological cancers for global biopharmaceutical business AstraZeneca. Orlaith has also obtained an MSc in clinical pharmacy from University College Cork, and a PGCert qualification in non-medical prescribing from London South Bank University.