Clint Coker

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Queensland in 1978 Clint gained experience in Community Pharmacy completing his pre-reg year with Jack Shea at Garden City Pharmacy Mt.Gravatt. He then managed pharmacies for Pat Sullivan at Inala before moving to Moranbah opening the Belyando Pharmacy there for Dennis Higgins.

Having returned to Brisbane, after leaving Moranbah, time spent managing the Wynnum Day and Night while overseeing operations of the Bayside Buying Centre provided valuable business experience. Clint’s first pharmacy business venture was the establishment of the Parkview Medical Centre Pharmacy at Capalaba, having approached Robert Ranson to form a partnership. This pharmacy was anchored primarily by the 700-800 nursing home beds that he had secured after door knocking almost every nursing home within a 100km radius.

Having enjoyed a successful Medical Centre Pharmacy partnership with Robert (Bob) Ranson in Brisbane in the early 1980’s Clint decided to relocate his family to Noosa in 1986 when the opportunity presented for the partnership to purchase Noosa Heads Pharmacy on Hastings Street. Since those early days Clint has maintained and built his pharmacy interests by focusing primarily on businesses located in popular tourist destinations. Clint has had the good fortune of having established partnerships with a group of pharmacists he is proud to call friends not just business partners.

It’s no secret Clint prefers the business management side of pharmacy and spends most of his time now overseeing operations for the LiveLife Pharmacy Group. A feature of Clint’s career has been the development of a network of professional and business partnerships in the areas of Community Pharmacy, manufacturing, importing, exporting and property development. He says that one of the greatest rewards of having been involved in pharmacy for this period of time is having seen junior staff gain confidence and build personal and business skills. Many of these juniors have advanced to retail management positions while others have forged successful careers outside pharmacy building on skills gained while in Clint’s employ.

Clint enjoys the occasional day off fishing and annual ski trips with his wife Chris and children Tahlia, Jarryd and Bree.