We announce two new council members

We have announced the appointment of two new members to our governing council.

Elizabeth Mailey joins the Council as a registrant member. Elizabeth has worked in a number of different environments within healthcare during her career and currently works as a Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist within the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Jayne Salt joins the Council as a lay member. Having trained as a lawyer, Jayne held a number of roles in the Crown Prosecution Service and has also worked for a number of other regulatory bodies.  

Elizabeth and Jayne will replace current council members Liz Kay and Sarah Brown, who are stepping down at the end of March having completed two terms. Evelyn McPhail, Digby Emson and Alan Kershaw have all been reappointed. 

Commenting on the new appointments Nigel Clarke, Chair of the GPhC, said:

“I would like to congratulate our new appointees and I look forward to working with them to achieve our aims to support and improve the delivery of safe, effective care and uphold trust in pharmacy.

“I would also like to thank Liz and Sarah for their dedicated work as council members; they have played an important role in setting the organisation’s strategic direction and it has been a pleasure working with them.”

The new appointments were made by the Privy Council after a thorough recruitment process overseen by the Professional Standards Authority. 


The size of the governing council remains the same (14 members), with an equal number of pharmacy and lay members.

More information about our governing council can be found here.

Biographies of the new members:

Elizabeth Mailey

Elizabeth has been registered as a pharmacist since 1984 and has worked in many different environments within healthcare. These include Pharmaceutical and Medical Diagnostics industries, Management Consultancy, Public Relations, Government Affairs, Community Pharmacy and Hospital Pharmacy in both the NHS and private sector.

Current appointments include:

  • Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist working with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Justice of the Peace appointed to the Northern Sussex bench
  • Expert Adviser Disciplinary Panel of The Association of Professional Political Consultants
  • Ambassador for Bloodwise – UK specialist blood cancer charity

Jayne Salt

Jayne graduated from Leeds University with a degree in French that involved living and working in France for a year. She then trained as a lawyer and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1984. Jayne’s first few years were spent in private practice in Norfolk with a caseload of criminal defence, civil and family work before joining the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the West Midlands. Jayne worked initially as a prosecutor before taking on a variety of management roles. She has been involved in many Criminal Justice Service initiatives at regional and national level and ended her CPS career as a senior manager heading up the regional Complex Casework Unit that specialises in serious and organised crime cases in the Midlands region and nationwide.

Jayne now does work for a number of regulatory bodies: as an Adjudicator for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, for the Nursing and Midwifery Council in advising fitness to practice panels,  and as chair of police  professional misconduct proceedings. Jayne will also be taking up an appointment as a member of the Parole Board from July 2017.

Biographies of continuing Council members are available at http://www.pharmacyregulation.org/about-us/who-we-are/gphc-council/gphc-council-members

Role of the Council:

The 14-member council is the our governing body and sets the strategic direction and objectives for the organisation, in line with its statutory purpose. It monitors the organisation’s performance and holds the executive to account, as well as ensuring probity and safeguarding the organisation’s assets.

Our council comprises 14 members appointed by the Privy Council, with equal numbers of lay and registrant members. It includes least one member who lives or works wholly or mainly in each of England, Scotland and Wales.