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RPS appoints Neville Carter as its chief education and membership officer

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has appointed Neville Carter as its new chief education and membership officer.

Neville joins RPS from the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) where he is currently director of engagement, leading a team of over 60 and responsible for creating a combined directorate accountable for education, membership, philanthropy, and business development.

He has, in particular, led on the development of a digital education strategy and launched professional development training programmes for members.

Prior to joining the RSM, Neville worked as director of product and sales at the British Medical Association with responsibility for membership growth, supporting corporate transformation and developing and managing member benefits and relationships with third-party providers to support revenue growth. He also has senior manager experience at the RAC and at British Airways.

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Bennett, RPS CEO, said: “I’m delighted that Neville will be joining our Executive team. He brings a wealth of relevant experience and this, in combination with a strong existing education and membership team at RPS and a clear ambition to strengthen the relevant functions further, will enable the organisation to deliver a dynamic offering for our members.

“Having a single senior executive leader responsible for ensuring functional integration and a laser like focus on what’s important to members professionally and for their career development will be of huge benefit to RPS and I look forward to working closely with him.”

Reacting to his new job, Neville said: “I am incredibly honored and excited to be joining the RPS at such an important time for pharmacy. I have been fortunate enough to work in the health sector for a number of years and the RPS has an amazing reputation for professionalism and impact.

“I have already met some very welcoming and passionate people who care deeply about the Society, and I hope I can bring some of my experiences to bear in the challenges ahead.”

Neville will start in October.

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