The Pharmacy Guild of Australia 2008Sinapse, an Australian based management consulting, technology and systems integration company, is delighted to announce that pharmacy industry leader Kos Sclavos will join the company as a Senior Health Strategist from November 2013.


His appointment to the company coincides with Kos recently completing an eight year term as National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (the Guild).

Mr Sclavos said his appointment to this leading consultancy firm acknowledges the important role that Community Pharmacy and the pharmacist will play into the future.

“The health system is rapidly changing and as we move to a patient centric system, coupled with ‘e’ enablement, it is my view that health industry participants should be utilising the resources of the Community Pharmacy network and building stronger partnerships”.

“I believe pharmacists have a great deal to offer and I believe the resource of Community Pharmacy is underutilised. Whatever insight I can give to health industry participants on the innovative scope of work undertaken by the Pharmacy sector along with the Guild and its companies, will lead to the development of win-win outcomes. Similarly, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (ethical and OTC), Generic companies, Pharmacy Wholesalers and other industry players can significantly benefit from partnering with the Community Pharmacy network.

“I was interested in the fact Sinapse has a wide client base from pharmaceutical companies, not for profit groups, and public sector across consulting, marketing and information systems,” he said.

Sinapse was founded in 2008 by Con Tangalakis, Soula Skliros and Noel Thurlow – each a senior executive from corporate and consulting organisations with successful business backgrounds.  Sinapse’s core competencies include business strategy and advice, enterprise systems implementation, knowledge management, business intelligence and organisational effectiveness.

Founding Partner Con Tangalakis said he was proud to welcome Mr Sclavos to Sinapse and described him as a “pharmacy industry legend”.

“Very few people in Australia understand Pharmacy like Kos and his depth of knowledge of both the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sectors is acknowledged by the whole industry. His advocacy role and insights across the whole health sector speak for themselves. He has long been an innovator in Pharmacy practice in Australia.” Mr Tangalakis said.

“Many innovative programs and initiatives within Community Pharmacy over recent years have been instigated by Kos, including the Quality Care Pharmacy Program, Guildcare IT enablement, the Australian Pharmacy Professional Annual Conference and leading the negotiations with the Guild-Government Agreements. We believe Sinapse can now bring even greater insight on the Pharmaceutical sector. Kos adds another dimension to our company”.

Mr Sclavos will continue to serve on the Queensland Branch of the Guild, will Chair the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and is a director of the IT Company, GuildLink. Kos was recently appointed to the Board of Terry White Chemists, and serves as an Assistant Commissioner for Allied Health, Health Quality and Complaints Commission QLD.