Executive team

Kristin Michaels

Chief Executive

Kristin is focused on achieving healthcare service re-design and systems level change to benefit hospital pharmacists, technicians and Australian patients through innovative governance, new partnerships and diversifying the range and scope of SHPA’s programs and activities.

A contemporary Chief Executive with almost 20 years’ experience within healthcare organisations, and through Board Directorships in both the primary and acute sectors, Kristin has modernised SHPA in step with the evolving nature of Australian healthcare, implementing agile operations and guiding the development of new strategic directions to position SHPA for future growth.

Email: ceo@shpa.org.au

Nick Sharp-Paul

Chief Operating Officer

Nick leads SHPA's Member Projects and Member Experience teams, and Publications, centralising SHPA’s core operations to support the organisation's vision and strategies for the future of hospital pharmacy in Australia. These teams cover all Specialty Practice activity, Membership and media, flagship titles Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook and Don’t Rush to CrushJPPR and member-led magazine Pharmacy GRIT, SHPA Awards and liaison with SHPA’s Branch Committees, and the development of new online platforms for members.

Email: nsharp-paul@shpa.org.au

Radha Cumarasamy

Chief Financial Officer

Radha leads financial and operational expertise in the development and implementation of organisation strategies, policies, and practices. As CFO, she is responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the organisation by providing leadership in all financial matters, including budget development, planning and reporting, managing accounts, payroll and financial reporting of SHPA events, programs and projects.

Email: rcumarasamay@shpa.org.au

Sally Ridgers

Head of Education 

Sally directs SHPA's diverse and growing range of continuing professional development (CPD) seminars, webinars, conferences and workshops, ensuring SHPA remains Australia’s leading provider of clinical pharmacy CPD.

Sally oversees SHPA events, including symposia supporting key workforce development program and Australia’s largest annual scientific pharmacy conference, Medicines Management.

Sally manages a diverse array of sponsorship portfolios, and leads stakeholder engagement for SHPA's events, conferences, CPD and grants.

Email: sridgers@shpa.org.au

Jerry Yik

Head of Policy and Advocacy

Jerry leads SHPA’s diverse policy and advocacy activities, highlighting health and pharmacy policy issues to the relevant stakeholders including parliamentarians, government departments, regulatory bodies, clinical and safety agencies. Harnessing member expertise, SHPA's Policy and Advocacy team demonstrates the continuing expertise, innovation and high standard the hospital pharmacy sector sets, as well as the challenges faced by the sector to provide high quality, safe, equitable and accessible pharmacy services to Australian patients in all healthcare settings.


Kylee Hayward

Head of Workforce Advancement

Kylee leads SHPA’s integrated practitioner development programs, including Australia-first Foundation and Advanced Training residencies, supporting the advancement of the pharmacy workforce to have the capacity, capability and flexibility to function within an ever-changing healthcare system, working at their full scope of practice through every career stage.

Email: khayward@shpa.org.au