“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”
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Leadership

HPS’ leadership team manages Australia’s leading pharmacy service provider and are the driving force behind the success of our national network of HPS Approved Pharmacies.

Their strategic direction for HPS focuses on fostering innovation to continue delivering the highest quality pharmacy services to our clients, now and into the future.

Executive

Matt Ryan

General Manager – HPS

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Matt Ryan

General Manager – HPS

Matthew graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Newcastle in 1999, and following this, worked in clinical roles in Newcastle, London and Sydney.

Matthew has worked in the commercial healthcare sector since 2005 in a variety of sales, marketing and leadership roles, most recently as Director of Sales and Commercial Strategy in compounding at Baxter Healthcare. In this role, Matthew represented Baxter, and the TGA Licensed Compounders Group in discussions with Government, Department of Health, and the TGA on issues such as Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy, Price Disclosure, the CCPS, and most recently proposed changes to PBS Special Pricing Arrangements.

Commencing with HPS in June 2018 as General Manager – Business Development, Matthew works closely with the HPS Regional Operations Managers to ensure delivery of the highest quality pharmacy services to clients in line with SLAs.

In December 2018, Matthew was appointed as General Manager of HPS.

Senior Management

Darren Whiteford

Director of Finance

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Darren Whiteford

Director of Finance

Darren joined HPS as Finance Manager in 2015, with over 25 years of financial experience gained within large public companies and international accounting firms in Australia, London and New York. Darren has particular experience in process improvement, change management and project execution.

Darren is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with an Accounting Major from the University of New South Wales.

Darren is responsible for managing the direction and performance of the Finance team, ensuring all statutory requirements are met and delivering high quality, timely information to internal and external customers and stakeholders.

David Gulland

Inventory & Procurement Manager

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David Gulland

Inventory & Procurement Manager

David joined HPS in 2015 having worked as a National Contract Manager for one of Australia’s leading Health Insurers; where he gained broad and in-depth knowledge of healthcare services and funding models in Australia. David, a registered pharmacist, has since held Pharmacy Manager positions in Western Australia and Queensland.

David has completed a Masters in Pharmacy at the University of Western Australia, a Diploma in Business Management at Swan TAFE, and a Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Australia.

Dominic Coppola

Senior Regional Operations Manager – SA/WA/NT

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Dominic Coppola

Senior Regional Operations Manager – SA/WA/NT

Dominic has extensive experience and knowledge of the pharmacy industry and has been promoted through a number of roles within HPS. As Senior Regional Operations Manager, SA/WA/NT, Dominic is responsible for overseeing the operations of a number of HPS Pharmacies’ sites, including financial performance, contract compliance, staffing and client management.

Roz Farrell

Business Development Manager

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Roz Farrell

Business Development Manager

Roz has over 20 years’ experience in pharmaceutical sales within the Australian healthcare industry and joined HPS from EBOS-owned business Clinect where she held the position of National Sales Manager. Prior to this, Roz worked in various management roles within Symbion, including as National Investigational Medicines Manager, National Key Accounts Manager, and State Manager Hospitals – VIC/TAS.

Roz’s qualifications in science and economics and post graduate studies provide the framework for her unique approach to pharmaceutical sales, Key Account Management and Business Development.

As Business Development Manager, Roz provides support to HPS’ General Manager and is responsible for executing strategic plans to deliver growth.

Lisa Hutton

National Projects Manager

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Lisa Hutton

National Projects Manager

Lisa joined HPS as National Projects Manager in 2012. With over eight years’ experience in project management, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge and innovation. Lisa’s experience includes working with the New Zealand National Broadband and Aggregation rollout with Telecom NZ, and Project Analyst with Hewlett-Packard.

As National Projects Manager, Lisa is responsible for managing all new site transitions and refurbishments across HPS’ network of HPS Approved Pharmacies. In the past 18 months, Lisa has successfully managed 20 new site builds and refurbishments for HPS which has included advanced robotics and compounding suites built to TGA specifications.

Megan Farnsworth

Regional Operations Manager – QLD

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Megan Farnsworth

Regional Operations Manager – QLD

Megan joined HPS in 1997 and completed her pharmacy traineeship in 2000. Megan moved to Whyalla in 2001 as Director of Pharmacy before accepting the challenge and opportunity to manage HPS’ operations in Queensland as State Manager in 2004. In her current role as Regional Operations Manager, QLD, Megan is responsible for overseeing the operations of HPS Pharmacies’ sites, including financial performance, staffing and client management.

Pei San Gan

Regional Operations Manager – VIC

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Pei San Gan

Regional Operations Manager – VIC

Pei San has over twelve years’ experience in the pharmacy industry having practised in community and hospital pharmacy in Australia and the UK.

Prior to joining HPS, Pei San was an oncology pharmacist and most recently held the position of Director of Pharmacy where she provided management oversight to the pharmacy operations of Victoria’s largest not-for-profit private healthcare provider.

Pei San is currently studying her MBA at University of New South Wales and has a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours.

As Regional Operations Manager – VIC, Pei San is responsible for overseeing the operations of HPS Pharmacies’ Victorian sites, including financial performance, staffing, and client management.

Peter Magdapoulos

Regional Operations Manager – NSW/ACT

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Peter Magdapoulos

Regional Operations Manager – NSW/ACT

Peter joined HPS in 2014 with over ten years’ experience in pharmacy and management, six of which were gained as a senior manager with a national pharmacy group where he was awarded ‘Pharmacist Manager of the Year’ and ‘Most Improved Pharmacy’.

Peter has completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy (with First Class Honours) at University of Sydney and is accredited with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Additional certifications include Medication Reviews Accreditation with Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy and leadership training with Australian Pharmaceutical Industries.

As Regional Operations Manager – NSW/ACT, Peter is responsible for overseeing the operations of HPS Pharmacies’ NSW and ACT sites, including financial performance, staffing and client management.

Stephanie Patla

Client Engagement Manager

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Stephanie Patla

Client Engagement Manager

Stephanie commenced with HPS in 2011 as a Clinical Pharmacist, having completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Tasmania in 2006 and internship at a private hospital facility in Hobart in 2007. Stephanie transitioned to the locum pharmacist roster in 2012, gaining invaluable experience across HPS’ network of hospital pharmacies in Victoria.

Stephanie has worked in Pharmacy Manager roles across three HPS sites since 2013, giving her a wide variety of experience. In 2015, Stephanie was one of three nominees for the HPS “National Pharmacy Manager of the Year” award that recognises the outstanding leadership of a Pharmacy Manager within a team environment.

In her current role as Client Engagement Manager, Stephanie is responsible for delivering dedicated support to HPS’ clients to ensure client satisfaction, as well as driving medication safety initiatives, coordinating improvement plans and managing the overall relationship with clients at a national level.

Anjana Rao

Client Engagement Manager

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Anjana Rao

Client Engagement Manager

Anjana joined HPS in 2007 and has since held Pharmacy Manager positions at various sites in New South Wales. More recently, Anjana has been involved in the implementation and delivery of new services to clients including oncology clinical trials.

As Client Engagement Manager, Anjana is responsible for the coordination of improvement plans, seeking opportunities to benefit both organisations and ensuring current service delivery is in line with contractual agreements. In addition to these responsibilities, Anjana contributes to the HPS Clinical Governance Framework, assists with new technology deployment, staff mentoring and development, as well as forming innovative and strategic partnerships.

Anjana has completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney and is currently completing a Master’s in Business Administration at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.