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PharmaConex was founded in 2007 by Paolo Iacovelli, a registered Pharmacist. What began as a locum agency to fill an industry gap, quickly grew to offer a more holistic recruitment service.

Described as ‘approachable, responsive and dedicated’, our team provide a fully personalised service. We are proud of the strong relationships we have built within the sector and believe these relationships are founded on the basis of a consistent and reliable service.

We stand by our quality promise and continuously review, analyse and implement developments to improve our services.

Pharmaconex About Us

Meet Our Team

Laura Meet The Team

Laura Romero

Managing Director

Laura graduated in Pharmacy at Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2006. She also achieved a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2023. She became a fully registered pharmacist in Ireland nearly 20 years ago and worked in both Community and Hospital settings for many years. Along with her late husband Paolo Iacovelli, she founded PharmaConex , and has been growing the business ever since


Stephen Meet the Team

Stephen Duggan

General Manager

Stephen joined the Pharmaconex team in early 2023. As General Manager, he oversees the daily operations of the business. He has strong leadership and decision-making skills to guide and oversee various aspects of the company. Stephen is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and has come from a background in the wider retail sector (with specific experience in retail pharmacy), private healthcare sector, auditing and the private health insurance industry.


Manuela Meet the Team

Manuela Cavaliere

Head of Business Strategy

Manuela is the Head of Business Strategy. She joined the Pharmaconex team in 2017 looking after the technician booking first, then pharmacists booking and overseas recruitment. Manuela has the ability to build relationships and stands out for her adaptability to changing recruitment trends.

She is proactive, possesses excellent problem-solving skills and always stays updated on industry developments.


Rita Meet the team

Rita Cavaliere

Locum Team Manager

Rita joined PharmaConex in 2022 as a Locum Co-Ordinator. She comes with a wide range of Pharmacy experience, having worked as a technician for 5 years in the Community Pharmacy. Therefore, she has a strong knowledge of the pharmacy system in Ireland. She is determined and very thorough in her work and believes that working towards the same goals is the best way to achieve success.