Chris Martin B Pharm (Hons) FRPharmS
Bevan Commission Member
Born and Bred in Pembrokeshire, Chris gained an honours degree in Pharmacy in Cardiff before starting his working life with Boots the Chemist, subsequently going on to own and build two successful independent community pharmacy businesses in the West Country and back in Pembrokeshire.
Chris is currently Deputy Chairman of the Bevan Commission with an interest in Innovation and End of Life care.
He has extensive experience in the Public Sector having been Chairman of four separate health organisation in West Wales over the last 18 years and until his retirement in June 2014 he was the Chairman of Hywel Dda University Health Board, the Welsh NHS Confederation and the co-ordinating chairman of all health organisations in Wales.
He was also Independent Chairman of the Prudent Prescribing Implementation Group, the Community Pharmacy Remuneration group and Health Innovation Cymru Wales.
He is currently Vice Chairman of the Life Sciences Hub Wales ltd and Non-Executive Director of the Health and Social Services Audit and Risk Committee in Welsh Government.
He is Managing Director of his own property development company, runs a portfolio of rental properties, Chairman of the Port of Milford Haven (third largest port by volume in the UK) and a Non-Executive Advisor on the Board of Alliance Healthcare Distribution UK Ltd (largest Pharmaceutical Wholesaler in the UK).
He has several voluntary and charitable roles including Governor of Pembrokeshire College, Member of the Wales Advisory Board for Marie Curie and acts as a mentor on a voluntary and paid basis.
Chris was awarded a fellowship by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2006 for outstanding contribution to the practice of community pharmacy.