Ms Rhonda White AO DUniv
BA Dip Psych UQ DUniv Griff DUniv QUT PhC
Pro Chancellor [2018-]
Governor-in-Council member [from October 2013]
- Organisational Psychologist
- Company Director
Rhonda White is co-founder of the Terry White Chemists Group. Her visionary skills in developing the systems and disciplines for the brand have proven a critical ingredient in growing the franchise network to its current position.
Her dedication to the education and development of staff members at all levels of pharmacy became the driving force of the organisation. In 2016 Terry White Chemists merged with the Chemmart pharmacy chain to create Terry White Chemmart - Australia’s largest retail pharmacy brand network, with a combined turnover of $2 billion and approximately 400 franchised pharmacies.
Rhonda graduated as a Pharmacist in 1963 (Queensland University of Technology) and currently has ownership in 4 pharmacies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland.
She is the Pro Chancellor and a Governor-in-Council appointed member of Griffith University Council, a council member of the National Gallery of Australia and a board member of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD).
Previous Board appointments: Director - Ergon Energy Pty Ltd, Director - Energex Retail Pty Ltd , Director - Terry White Chemists Group Investments Ltd (and others).
She was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame in 2011 in recognition of exceptional entrepreneurship and innovation in national retailing, and significant contributions to the community.
Rhonda was awarded a Doctor of the University by Griffith University in recognition of her distinguished services to the Pharmacy Industry and to the University in 2011 and in 2016 was awarded Doctor of the University, Queensland University of Technology to recognise her dedication to Pharmacy and the community.
In 2013, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the Pharmacy profession, particularly through contributions to education and retail practices and as a role model for women in business.
Rhonda is currently an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, School – Clinical Sciences at Queensland University of Technology, an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University, and an Honorary Professor – Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery. She is an Honorary Life Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and an Honorary Life Member of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.