ASMI welcomes Tim James to Medicines Australia – 18 September 2014 –
The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) today congratulated Tim James on his appointment as the new Chief Executive of Medicines Australia.
ASMI Executive Director, Dr Deon Schoombie, welcomed Tim James to his new role saying: “ASMI congratulates Tim on his appointment. He has a strong background in the medicines industry and Federal and State politics and will make a great contribution to the sector.
“It is a critically important time for the medicines industry as it faces a number of challenges as well as new opportunities. Tim’s background in both government and the pharmaceutical sector place him in an ideal position to take the industry forward.
“ASMI has worked with Medicines Australia on several projects of mutual interest and we have built a strong relationship with Medicines Australia over the years. We look forward to working with Tim in the future,” said Dr Schoombie.
Mr James is currently Chief of Staff to the Hon Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Resources and Energy and Special Minister of State in the New South Wales State Government.
Previously Tim worked in the pharmaceutical industry for several Medicines Australia member companies, as well as earlier being a lawyer and an auditor.
He also worked as a staffer for former Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP and the Hon Joe Hockey MP.
He holds a range of academic and professional qualifications, including an MBA from AGSM.
Mr James will commence his new role at Medicines Australia on 20 October.
Dr Cross will be acting Chief Executive in the period from Dr Shaw’s departure on 12 September through to Mr James’ commencement on 20 October.