CPCW Employees


Contact Details Declaration of Interest  Biography

Adam Irvine

Chief Executive Officer

E: adam@cpcw.org.uk

T: 07795 123165

A Irvine – 2019

Adam qualified as a pharmacist in 2000. Adam has had a variety of roles within independent pharmacies and company chemist association member companies and has worked as a community pharmacist in all the areas our geography covers – Warrington, Cheshire East, Wirral and Cheshire West. Adam spent his early career at Boots the Chemist, from pre-registration in Bootle to his last Boots role as Group Pharmacy Manager for Warrington. Adam then moved to LloydsPharmacy as Cluster Manager and quickly moved to a Clinical Development Manager role where he looked after new services to both the NHS and private organisations across the North West, culiminating in a national Executive Business Development Manager role with a particularly focus on hospital outpatient dispensaries. Adam has led the Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee as CEO through its inception as a merger of 6 LPCs to its successful relationship formation within the system over the first two years, with a provider company, joint commissioning model and healthcare academy.

Adam brings a wealth of experience in business development, service redesign and NHS relationship management which will be critical in the delivery of our strategy for community pharmacy in Cheshire & Wirral and its contractors at this important time.

Suzanne Austin

Pharmacy Services Manager

E: suzanne@cpcw.org.uk

T: 07523 056987

S Austin – 2019 Suzanne qualified as a pharmacist in 1990 after graduating from Bath University and completing her pre-registration training with P Williams Chemists. Suzanne was with P Williams for seventeen years in many roles from relief manager, branch manager, practice pharmacist in three GP funding holding practices and NHS services manager. During this time she completed an MSc in Community Pharmacy from Keele University. In 2006 she joined the Co-operative Pharmacy working in the Business Development Team and the Superintendent’s Office.  She was appointed as Chair Local Professional Network NHS England (Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral) in September 2013. She joined the LPC as a committee member in 1991 followed by an employee role from 2002 which continues.

Nick Thayer

Pharmacy Services Manager

E: nick@cpcw.org.uk

T: 07523 056986

N Thayer – 2019 Nick qualified as a Pharmacist in 2011 with The Co-operative Pharmacy (now Well) and worked as a Pharmacy Manager in Crewe and Sandbach for a number of years. Following this he held positions within the Superintendent’s Team of Well responsible for Pharmacy Services and latterly within the Digital Team providing professional support. He also has worked with both the University of Manchester and Keele University to undertake research in community pharmacy services, and after recently attaining his MSc in Community Pharmacy Public Health Services, is now studying for his Doctorate of Pharmacy. After 5 years as a committee member, he is now employed by the committee as a Pharmacy Services Manager.

Alison Williams

Business Support Officer

E: alison@cpcw.org.uk

T: 07828 832782

A Williams – 2019

Alison’s first role was as a junior secretary for ICI Chemicals & Polymers in 1988.  During her 13 years at ICI she was located at a number of sites and progressed through the company to become an IT Project Manager; she spent from 1993 to 1997 travelling to Liverpool 2 nights a week to gain a Business Studies degree from John Moores University.

Alison joined the ‘world of pharmacy’ in 2004 when she took on the role of part-time Administrator for North Cheshire LPC, expanding her role by joining South Cheshire LPC a couple of years later followed by Wirral LPC. Alison continues in the role of Business Support Officer for CPCW and is the minutes secretary for the Mersey Association of LPCs (MALPs).

Rachael Fairbrother

Engagement Officer

E: rachael@cpcw.org.uk

T: 07544 873687

R Fairbrother – 2019