Former Chief Pharmacist to lead Arthritis SA
Arthritis SA has named former SA Health Chief Pharmacist Steve Morris as its new CEO, effective from August 2. He replaces Acting CEO Vicki Toovey who has filled the role since December.
Morris previously oversaw South Australia’s pharmacy services to the public sector in his role with SA Health as well as Executive Director for SA Pharmacy.
He has worked across a number of clinical and leadership roles in the health sector spanning pharmacy practice, primary care, industry and NGOs and since 2018 he has been CEO of med-tech company NPS MedicineWise.
Originally from the UK, Morris was deputy chief executive of the National Prescribing Centre.
Three years ago he was appointed an adjunct professor at the University of South Australia.
Arthritis SA President David Waterford said the membership-based organisation was fortunate to have Morris take the reins at a “critical moment” in Arthritis SA’s 46-year history.
“Renewed leadership is central to successfully implementing our strategy, meeting the challenges ahead and taking advantage of the opportunities before us,” he said.
“Arthritis SA not only wants to broaden and grow its work to reduce the social and economic burdens of arthritis, which affects one in four South Australians.
“Under Steve’s leadership, our aspiration is for South Australia to be national leaders in the approach to arthritis.”