Kate Enright MRPharmS
Having obtained an undergraduate bursary from the British Army at the age of 16, Kate chose to study Pharmacy at the University of Bath and graduated with First Class honours in 2005. Following a pre-registration year with Pfizer and Kent & Canterbury hospital, she attended the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst for Officer training.
During her seven years in serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps, Kate held a diverse range of positions that spanned clinical, supply chain, education, policy and governance. In addition, she had the opportunity to work in a variety of operational contexts, including two tours of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Kate left the Army as a Major in the summer of 2013 and entered the humanitarian sector – initially with MERLIN and, upon their acquisition, Save the Children. She supported a breadth of humanitarian, development, advocacy and emergency programmes during this time, including to Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Chad and Myanmar. However, her real achievements lay in shifting the culture of this multi-national organisation. Astounded by the underutilisation of pharmacy as a discipline – and the impact of this knowledge gap – Kate campaigned tirelessly to obtain transformative investment in the pharmaceutical supply chain and the creation of a Global Pharmacy Team.
In 2017 Kate joined UK-Med as the Pharmacy & Supply Chain Lead, where she is supporting the World Health Organisation initiative to create accountable and deployable "Emergency Medical Teams". Recently she founded Global Pharmacy Exchange, with the belief that a more connected, aware and empowered pharmacy workforce will be transformative for promoting the equitable access to medicines and healthcare.