Vale Dr Alistair Lloyd AO RFD ED FPS
Respected alumnus, international leader in the pharmacy profession, and long-time friend and supporter of Monash University, Dr Alistair Lloyd AO RFD ED FPS, passed away on Friday 3 February 2023, aged 89.
In October 2022, Alistair Lloyd AO RFD ED FPS, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Laws; Honoris Causa), the highest accolade from Monash University.
Dr Lloyd was recognised for his many outstanding and valuable contributions to the pharmacy profession as a community pharmacist and in various senior leadership roles with the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria and the profession.
An alumnus and long-time friend of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr Lloyd completed his qualification to be registered as a pharmacist at the Faculty (then known as the Victorian College of Pharmacy) in 1955.
While maintaining a community pharmacy practice in Geelong, he served on the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria as an executive member. Dr Lloyd was also President during the formative years of the College as it settled into its new Parkville site and developed into a modern tertiary education Institution.
In 1996, Alistair received the very first Pharmacist of the Year Award from the Pharmacy Board of Victoria. In 2001, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “service to the pharmacy profession and patient care”. In 2008, he received a Monash Distinguished Alumni Award.
From 2001 to 2013, Alistair was the inaugural Chairman of the Victorian College of Pharmacy Foundation. Under his leadership the Foundation was a fundraising powerhouse for Monash, delivering more than $10 Million in funds to support scholarships, professorial chairs and infrastructure. To honour Alistair’s commitment to the profession and particularly his work with the Foundation, in 2013 the faculty established a major endowment fund in his name: the Alistair Lloyd Scholarship for Excellence and Leadership.
Despite his many achievements, Alistair’s peers and colleagues say that it is his qualities as a person that really make him stand out. They respect him as a friend just as much as they do professionally.
Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor Bill Charman AO, Faculty Dean from 2007 to 2019 noted that Alistair was “gentlemanly and professional and always listens to what others have to say”.
Professor Gardner said Dr Lloyd played a significant role in the formation of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which has gone on to become an education and research powerhouse of the University.
Alistair is survived by his beloved wife Shirley, his children Kathy, Nigel, Mardi, Stephen and Alana, and his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
If you would like to honour Alistair with a monetary gift to the Alistair Lloyd Scholarship for Excellence and Leadership Fund, you can do so here .