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Gordon Minto Hourston

On 18 September 2018, Sir Gordon Minto Hourston FRPharmS, aged 84 years, of Ballater, Aberdeenshire. Sir Gordon registered with the Society in 1957. In 1958 he joined Boots, rising to become director of retail staff in 1978. In 1981 he was appointed to the company’s main board as director of staff, and from 1988 until his retirement in 1995, he was Boots’s chair and managing director. Between 1991 and 1995, he was also director of the Company Chemists’ Association.

Sir Gordon was a former chair of the Armed Services Pay Review Body, taking up the position in 1993 having been a member of the body since 1989. In the 1997 New Year Honours, he received a knighthood for services to the armed forces and industry.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2018.20205517

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