Interim pharmacy roundtable

The Interim Pharmacy Roundtable (IPR) is an advisory body, established to advise the Department of Health in its administration of the Pharmacy Business Ownership Act 2001 and the fulfilment of its regulatory responsibilities.


Primary objectives of the IPR are to provide advice on:

  • the administration of the Pharmacy Business Ownership Act 2001
  • industry standards and guidelines for pharmacy ownership and operation in Queensland; and
  • other relevant policy and legislation as requested.

The IPR will also facilitate consultation on matters related to pharmacy ownership and other relevant policy and legislation, as necessary.


The then Honorable Dr Steven Miles, Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulatory Services appointed the Roundtable members who comprise pharmacy owners and consumer representatives, and experts from a range of disciplines including law, accounting, and business management.

The members of the Roundtable are:

  • Ms Fiona Watson, Managing Partner, Redland Bay Wholelife & Healthfoods (Chair)
  • Mr Frank Sirianni, Managing Director, Medici Capital Pty Ltd
  • Dr Lisa Nissen, Director, Health Workforce Optimisation Program, Centre for the Business and Economics of Health, UQ
  • Ms Lucy Walker, Director, Walker Pharmacy (QLD) Pty Ltd, Terry White Chemmart Goondiwindi
  • Ms Maria Stafurik, Partner, Short Punch & Greatorix Lawyers
  • Mr Michael Ryan, Managing Director, PharmConsult Pty Ltd
  • Cameron Foote, Proprietor – Foote’s Pharmacies


2021 meetings

2020 meetings

2019 meetings


Secretariat email:

To contact the department in relation complaints about a pharmacy business or an owner please refer to complaints about pharmacy businesses.

Last updated: 28 February 2024