East Sussex LPC Members

Name Organisation Representative Declration of interest
Ramiz Bahnam Pharma Supply Ltd IND Ramiz Bahnam DOI
Craig McEwan Station Plaza Pharmacy IND Craig McEwan DOI
Stacie McLeod Day Lewis AIM Stacie McLeod DOI
Julia Powell Paydens AIM Julia Powell DOI
Paul Antenen Kamsons AIM Paul Antenen DOI
Mark Weston Lloyds CCA Mark Weston DOI
Andrew Jones Boots CCA
Marieanne Hockley Lloyds CCA Marieanne Hockley DOI
Sarah Davis Boots CCA Sarah Davis DOI

If you would like contact email addresses for any LPC member please contact LPC@communitypharmacyss.co.uk with your request.

East Sussex Committee Members:

Chair of East Sussex LPC: Craig McEwan, IND representative,

Contact: 01424 425051

Craig qualified as an MRPharmS in 1990 and then managed several stores for Boots The Chemists in Sussex and Kent before relocating to Somerset n 1999 and joining Moss Chemists fist as manager then as Area Manager and finally as Professional Development Manager. He returned to Sussex with his family in 2006 and worked as a community pharmacist for Boots UK in Bexhill on Sea. Currently he works in Hastings at the Pharmacy within the new walk in complex at Station Plaza. He has served on several Local Pharmaceutical Committees continuously for the last leven years in Kent, Somerset and now East Sussex. His interests include playing golf and tennis and drivin one of the two classic cars he owns.

Vice Chair of East Sussex LPC: Sarah Davis, CCA representative,

Contact: 07584 370268

 Sarah is a Company Chemists Association Rep working for Boots.  She is also vice chair of the committee and has been a member of East Sussex LPC for 9 years.  During her time with Boots, she has held various roles initially as a relief pharmacist and then as a pharmacist manager across a variety of stores in the South East.  In recent years, she has enjoyed supporting stores as a member of the field team through a focus on operations and clinical governance.  Sarah has supported the implementation of the new overarching body of Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex and is keen to ensure that through that, community pharmacy has a bigger voice to ensure representation across the many and varied stakeholder groups. 

Outside of work, Sarah is married with 2 young children and her interests include music, walking her dogs and helping at the local Scout group.

Treasurer of East Sussex LPC: Paul Antenen, AIM representative,

Contact: 07812 367270

Paul works for Kamsons pharmacy as operations manager based at their head office in Uckfield, prior to this he held various branch, field and head office roles at Lloyds pharmacy. He originally trained with Boots after graduating from Bath and held various management positions with them.

He was treasurer for the previous committee and is now also the lead treasurer for Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex.

Ramiz Bahnam, IND representative,

Contact; 01273 324500

I am an independent contractor in Brighton & Hove. I qualified as a pharmacist 20 years ago and became a contractor 14 years ago. I have been through constant changes in those years including new pharmacy contracts, which apparently may change again and the introduction and abolition of the ‘exemptions’ to the control to entry. My interests in pharmacy are using our customer focus as pharmacists to ensure the survival and prosperity of community pharmacy’

Stacie McLeod, AIM representative,

Contact: 07442 500039

I am currently employed by Day Lewis as a Regional Support Manager for Kent and Sussex and have held the position for the past three years looking after 19 pharmacies. I have 15 years experience in pharmacy where I started as a dispenser in an independent pharmacy. I went on to complete my NVQ3 and ACT and registered with the GPhC. I was promoted to pharmacy manager in 2005 where I was responsible for the profit and loss of the pharmacy and reported directly to the area manager. I held this position for ten years and within these years I helped 3 pharmacies to achieve their potential by helping the teams to work together with their communities and local GPs.

Since moving to Day Lewis I have gained experience in all aspects of business and pharmacy dealing on a day to day basis with compliance, recruitment, HR and helping the pharmacies to increase productivity through operational changes. Having had experience working with numerous pharmacies within the East Sussex area I have been able to help support them in actively promoting and carrying out the local services and feel that I can contribute in what is needed to further help our local community.

Julia Powell, AIM representative,

Contact: 07810 372038

Julia qualified as a pharmacist in 1993. She worked initially for Lloyds Pharmacy in a number of roles from Pharmacy Manager in Oxford moving up to Area Manager in East Sussex. On gaining a MBA she moved into the Professional Development Managers role for the South with Alliance Pharmacy. This involved the implementation and contract management of a number of private contracts as well as locally delivered services. When Alliance Pharmacy merged with Boots, she became the Regional Pharmacy Manager for the South East and then Area Manager in East Sussex. Julia now works for Paydens as a Professional Services Manager and is responsible for negotiating, tendering and delivering pharmacy services within the group.

Julia has been a member of Local Pharmaceutical Committees for over 12 years and represented pharmacy contractors on a number of other committees.

Mark Weston, CCA representative,

Contact:07408 812 326

Mark comes from an operational and civil service background, joining Boots in 2013 working in Dundee, Scotland as a Pharmacy Manager before moving back to Kent to take on a bespoke wholesale medication unit, before taking the role as Healthcare Partnership Manager for Boots. Mark left Boots in 2017 to go back to an operations role, but after missing pharmacy decided to return, joining LloydsPharmacy in 2018 as a Local Contract Manager managing accountable lead contracts throughout the South East. Mark is responsible for building relationships with local partners such as commissioners and trusts as well as implementing and developing local services for LloydsPharmacy third party pharmacies.

Andrew Jones, CCA representative,

Contact: 07341 074686

I qualified as a pharmacist with Boots in Devon in 2010 and practiced in a variety of clinical roles before taking up store management. Via Guernsey, Dorset and Heathrow Airport, I am now an Area Manager for Boots in Surrey. I feel that pharmacists and pharmacy have a massive part to play in the long term sustainability of the NHS. Away from work, I am married with one (soon to be three!) children, and enjoy cycling when I get the chance.

Marie Hockley, CCA representative,

Contact:07702 998926


I have been working for Lloyds pharmacy since 2010, starting as a sales assistant I progressed quickly through development courses and was promoted to pharmacy manager in Ringmer East Sussex. During this time I qualified as pharmacy Tech/ACT and registered with the GPHC.  In April 2017 I moved into Area support roles as an area support coach and in December 2017 appointed  cluster manager for 9 stores in Eastbourne and Hastings. I am passionate about service provision in our communities, clinical excellence and people development. My interests include travelling, music and keeping active.