Our staff

Brian Wilson


Brian gained a diploma in pharmacy in 1973 and a Bachelor or Arts in 1991. After owning a pharmacy in Gisborne for 20 years, Brian works part time and is involved in many organisations and at present is a Gisborne District Councillor, serves on Tairawhiti District Health Board, Eastland Community Trust, board of the YMCA just to name a few. Brian is a passionate beach lover enjoying surfing, waka ama and life at the beach at Wainui.

Caitlin Renouf


Caitlin is our newly registered pharmacist. Originally from Auckland, Gisborne is her new home away from home. She enjoys tennis in the sun, hanging out at the beach and has a sweet tooth when it comes to chocolate.

Eliza Sim

Intern Pharmacist

Eliza graduated from Otago University and is our intern pharmacist this year. Eliza is from Christchurch and has a competitive streak on the squash court. She loves the outdoors and early runs up Kaiti hill. She is friendly, approachable and loves taking passport photos!

Fiona Shivnan

Accounts Manager

Fee is a Gizzy girl who spent her first 20 years growing up on a farm 40 minutes from Gisborne. She worked in the banking sector for a number of years and then spent two and a half years with Sean working and travelling around the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, The Middle East and Thailand. On their return they got married, had 3 boys and set up Sean Shivnan Pharmacy. When Fee is not running after the boys or doing the back office work in the pharmacy she enjoys walking, yoga, body ballance, gardening, reading and travel.

Kathy Pearse

Dispensary Assistant

Kathy is a Dispensary Assistant. With over 30 years of pharmacy experience Kathy knows her way around the medications as well as the cosmetic and gift products we have on offer. She will help sort out your tablets, repeats, and blister packs. Kathy has 11 grandchildren so is a good source of sound grandmotherly advice as well.

Lisa Wilson

Customer Service

Always ready with a welcoming smile is Lisa our Retail Manager. Lisa is our beauty and gift expert. Whether you need a gift for Mum, something special for a special someone, or treat for yourself, Lisa will help you get the product that is just right for the occasion.

Nelly Kappely

Pharmacy Technician

Nelly is our Dispensary Assistant. Nelly has been with us for 2 years after 4 years pharmacy experience. She enjoys cooking healthy meals and recreating recipes into healthy treats. She enjoys the beach, the sunshine and spending time with family and friends.

Ryan Yee

Ryan is one of our pharmacists. After completing his internship in 2013, he decided to stay on. He is a talented snooker player and enjoys spending time with his family when he is not working.

Sean Shivnan


Sean did his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at Otago University finishing in 1984. He spent time working and travelling overseas before setting up Sean Shivnan Pharmacy in 1995. In 2001 the purpose built pharmacy opened adjacent to Desmond Road Medical Centre. Sean is married to Fiona and they have 3 boys, identical twins who are 16 and another boy who is 14 . When not working Sean enjoys being active in many different sports including a bit of diving for crayfish.