Executive Team

Professor Harry McQuillan

Chief Executive Officer

Awarded B.Sc (Hons) in Pharmacy from Heriot-Watt University in 1988 and completed a post graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy (community) at Queens University Belfast October 2002. From July '88 to November '03 Harry undertook a wide variety of roles for Boots The Chemists Ltd.  He has also chaired Health Board committees and served as a member of the RPSGB Scottish Executive. In November 2003 he was appointed National Pharmacy Advisor to NHS 24. There he worked closely with the SEHD and  contractors to lead and introduce the "Urgent Supply of Repeat Medicines through Community Pharmacy" initiative.

Harry was subsequently appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council in July of 2006 and remained during the rebranding to Community Pharmacy Scotland. In January 2015 Harry was invited and accepted an appointment as Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde (Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences).

Matt Barclay

Director of Operations

Graduated 1999 from Strathclyde University. Matt has worked as a community pharmacist for over ten years gaining considerable experience in various localities. He also qualified as an independent prescriber in 2008. While working in Forth Valley, Matt served for over five years as a community pharmacy practitioner champion.

The DOO role is to lead and manage the day to day operation of Community Pharmacy Scotland, to enable it to deliver a robust, professional and sustainable community pharmacy support service for its members.

The role has budgetary responsibility for all operational areas of Community Pharmacy Scotland as well as an element of policy and development support. Matt also acts as a deputy for the CEO in his absence from the office.

Jenny O'Donnell

Head of Support Services

Jenny joined the Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council in 1996 as a member of the Checking Unit now known as Pharmacy Services.  After a year she began helping with administrative duties and in 2000 took on the role of Administrative Assistant.  Following the organisational review in 2004, she was appointed to the post of Head of Support Services.  She previously worked at the Prescription Pricing Division pricing prescriptions and then as a Higher Clerical Officer (Senior Pricer).

Jenny has a wide variety of duties which include Payroll and Accounts, IT Support, Health & Safety, Website maintenance and overseeing reception services to ensure the efficient operation of the building.

Michael Oswald

Head of Pharmacy Services

Michael joined CPS as pharmacy services supervisor in August 2014 having previously worked in management roles for Boots the Chemist and Orange. 

In December 2015 he was appointed as Head of Pharmacy Services. Michael is overall accountable for the Pharmacy Services Department.

Amanda Rae

Head of Policy & Development

Graduated from Strathclyde University in 1985, Amanda worked in a variety of roles in Community Pharmacy for Boots, including store manager and field roles until March 2016, when she started work as Policy and Development Pharmacist in Community Pharmacy Scotland. Amanda was also Secretary of Lothian Pharmacy Contractors’ Committee (now CP Lothian), and a Council Member of CPS. She also held the role of Lead Pharmacist for the East of Scotland LPF, and remains a member of the committee. In July 2016 Amanda was promoted to the position of Head of Policy & Development.

Amanda Henderson

Executive Assistant

Amanda joined CPS in March 2016 as Executive Assistant after previously working with the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian.  As part of the Executive Team Amanda’s main duties are to support the Executive Team as well as a variety of office support and general secretarial duties.

Adam Osprey

Policy and Development Pharmacist

Graduating from Strathclyde University in 2009, Adam went on to work with LloydsPharmacy as a Relief Manager and then as a Pharmacy Manager in various branches until joining CPS as Policy & Development Pharmacist in August 2016. Adam has also served as a community pharmacy champion in Lanarkshire for the last three years until moving to CPS.