Celesio UK, the parent company for Lloyds Pharmacy and sister brand Betterlife, has appointed Toby Anderson to be the new CEO of the company from 1st September 2018 onwards.

Joining Celesio from health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson Group, Toby worked there for 12 years and latterly as CEO Asia and Eastern Europe with accountability for £3 billion revenue and 3,300 stores including 1,500 pharmacies.

The former head of Sainsbury’s petrol business, Toby later led their online businesses before relocating to Asia in 2005. Since then, his career has included country management roles and eight years as Marketing Director for Asia and Eastern Europe, leading brand relaunches across 12 markets including the introduction of new store formats, websites and loyalty programmes.

Brian Tyler, Chairman of the Management Board of McKesson Europe, said: “We are evolving into an agile business that can respond to changing customer behaviour, play a larger role in the health of our communities, take advantage of technological advancements and react to legislative changes.”

The parent company of Betterlife and Lloyds Pharmacy, Celesio has the leading national pharmaceutical distribution operation.

Brian continued: “Toby is committed to navigating the current and future challenges that our company faces and helping us to truly transform healthcare in the UK.”

Betterlife – part of the LloydsPharmacy group – offers a range of mobility and independent living solutions.

The website is HERE

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