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Our management team

Julian Mount

Managing Director

Julian is a senior healthcare industry executive with 30 years' experience in building and leading teams in business transformation, sales, marketing and business excellence across Europe, Asia and the USA. He recently joined Walgreens Boots Alliance as Acting Director, Global Pharma Relationships, Global Brands, WBA. Previously, he had held significant roles and positions at Pfizer (1989-2014) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals (2014-2016).
Julian is a senior healthcare industry executive with 30 years' experience in building and leading teams in business transformation, sales, marketing and business excellence across Europe, Asia and the USA. He recently joined Walgreens Boots Alliance as Acting Director, Global Pharma Relationships, Global Brands, WBA. Previously, he had held significant roles and positions at Pfizer (1989-2014) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals (2014-2016).

Heather Barkwill

Commercial Category Director

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Heather was appointed Buying Director at Alliance Healthcare in the UK in October 2009 having joined UniChem in 1982. As Buying Director, Heather is responsible for the category buying teams across the business. Heather previously worked in Operations and was also the Internal Auditor. She is also Executive Director of OTC Direct which is our shortline business.

Oliver Cofler

Operations Director

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Oliver was appointed Operations Director of Alliance Healthcare UK in July 2017, joining us from Mondelez International, where he worked for 14 years in a range of operations, supply chain and sales leadership roles across Europe. Oliver is responsible for logistics, stock, service, cost, legal, compliance and transport management across the UK national network of Service Centres.

Pablo Rivas

Finance Director

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Pablo joined the group in 2009 and was appointed Finance Director of Alliance Healthcare in the UK in 2013. As Finance Director, Pablo provides financial leadership to AHUK to support delivery of profitable growth, optimal resource management, compliance and controls, and financial organisation development. Pablo speaks Spanish, English and French
Heather was appointed Buying Director at Alliance Healthcare in the UK in October 2009 having joined UniChem in 1982. As Buying Director, Heather is responsible for the category buying teams across the business. Heather previously worked in Operations and was also the Internal Auditor. She is also Executive Director of OTC Direct which is our shortline business.
Oliver was appointed Operations Director of Alliance Healthcare UK in July 2017, joining us from Mondelez International, where he worked for 14 years in a range of operations, supply chain and sales leadership roles across Europe. Oliver is responsible for logistics, stock, service, cost, legal, compliance and transport management across the UK national network of Service Centres.
Pablo joined the group in 2009 and was appointed Finance Director of Alliance Healthcare in the UK in 2013. As Finance Director, Pablo provides financial leadership to AHUK to support delivery of profitable growth, optimal resource management, compliance and controls, and financial organisation development. Pablo speaks Spanish, English and French

Steve Paul

Client Services Director

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Steve´s pharmaceutical career has spanned 27 years, beginning with a wide variety of roles before joining Alliance Healthcare in 1998. Having worked his way through the company in positions including managing the Hospital and Dispensing Doctor business, heading up Supplier Relations, becoming Director of Manufacturer Services and now a board member for Client Services, it´s safe to say there isn´t much of the business Steve isn´t an expert in!

Anthony Mayhead

Commercial Healthcare and Secondary Care Director

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Anthony was appointed Director of Alcura UK in November 2013 and is responsible for the Special Obtain and Unlicensed Medicine category, the hospital channel and the Alcura UK business which includes Homecare, clinical trials and specialist wholesaling. Having joined UniChem in 1996 and worked in all commercial functions within Alliance Healthcare including sales, marketing and buying, Anthony certainly fits the bill as industry expert!.

Toby Carpenter

HR Director

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Toby was appointed HR Director of Alliance Healthcare in the UK in 2014 and is responsible for recruitment, retention and development of employees within the business. Toby previously worked for Kingfisher where he was HR Director for the sourcing division. He can speak French fluently and also some Mandarin, German as well as a little Italian.
Steve´s pharmaceutical career has spanned 27 years, beginning with a wide variety of roles before joining Alliance Healthcare in 1998. Having worked his way through the company in positions including managing the Hospital and Dispensing Doctor business, heading up Supplier Relations, becoming Director of Manufacturer Services and now a board member for Client Services, it´s safe to say there isn´t much of the business Steve isn´t an expert in!
Anthony was appointed Director of Alcura UK in November 2013 and is responsible for the Special Obtain and Unlicensed Medicine category, the hospital channel and the Alcura UK business which includes Homecare, clinical trials and specialist wholesaling. Having joined UniChem in 1996 and worked in all commercial functions within Alliance Healthcare including sales, marketing and buying, Anthony certainly fits the bill as industry expert!.
Toby was appointed HR Director of Alliance Healthcare in the UK in 2014 and is responsible for recruitment, retention and development of employees within the business. Toby previously worked for Kingfisher where he was HR Director for the sourcing division. He can speak French fluently and also some Mandarin, German as well as a little Italian.

John Pignone

Commercial Director

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John was appointed Commercial Director of Alliance Healthcare in the UK in 2012 and is responsible for all its downstream commercial activities, as well as the continual development of the Alphega Pharmacy network and Health and Beauty. Previously, John held senior positions at SCA Personal Care (Tena), Coloplast and Unilever and Johnson Diversey. He is bilingual in English and Italian.

Fabio Manzoni

IT Director

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Fabio was appointed IT Director of Alliance Healthcare UK in September 2016, joining us from International Wholesale Division where he was the Regional IT Director. Fabio is responsible for the development and implementation of IT strategic planning and business solutions across Alliance Healthcare UK, the Netherlands and Czech Republic. Fabio brings with him a wealth of experience, previously working in a variety of senior IT roles for Reckitt Benckiser and for Vorwerk, a direct sales company.
John was appointed Commercial Director of Alliance Healthcare in the UK in 2012 and is responsible for all its downstream commercial activities, as well as the continual development of the Alphega Pharmacy network and Health and Beauty. Previously, John held senior positions at SCA Personal Care (Tena), Coloplast and Unilever and Johnson Diversey. He is bilingual in English and Italian.
Fabio was appointed IT Director of Alliance Healthcare UK in September 2016, joining us from International Wholesale Division where he was the Regional IT Director. Fabio is responsible for the development and implementation of IT strategic planning and business solutions across Alliance Healthcare UK, the Netherlands and Czech Republic. Fabio brings with him a wealth of experience, previously working in a variety of senior IT roles for Reckitt Benckiser and for Vorwerk, a direct sales company.

Non-executive advisors

Mike Smith

Non-executive advisor

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Mike is a Community Pharmacist based in Devon and he is passionate about independent pharmacy. He was appointed a nonexecutive advisor in 2002, having been a member of the Board of Directors since 1986. Mike became a fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2006 and has over 40 years experience in community pharmacy.

Chris Martin

Non-executive advisor

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Chris is a Community Pharmacist Non Executive Advisor of Alliance Healthcare and Chairman of Hywel Dda Health Board. He has a vast experience of running community pharmacies in the West Country and in Wales and has many other business interests. He was a member of the Pharmacy Regulation and Leadership Oversight Committee set up by the Department of Health and he was awarded a fellowship by the RPSGB in 2006 for distinction in the profession of pharmacy.
Mike is a Community Pharmacist based in Devon and he is passionate about independent pharmacy. He was appointed a nonexecutive advisor in 2002, having been a member of the Board of Directors since 1986. Mike became a fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2006 and has over 40 years experience in community pharmacy.
Chris is a Community Pharmacist Non Executive Advisor of Alliance Healthcare and Chairman of Hywel Dda Health Board. He has a vast experience of running community pharmacies in the West Country and in Wales and has many other business interests. He was a member of the Pharmacy Regulation and Leadership Oversight Committee set up by the Department of Health and he was awarded a fellowship by the RPSGB in 2006 for distinction in the profession of pharmacy.