Christopher Brinsmead CBE


Christopher Brinsmead CBE

Non-executive Director & Chairman Designate

Appointed to the Board

7 February 2019

Current Roles

Chris is currently the Senior Independent Non-executive Director of UDG Healthcare plc and a non-executive director of Collagen Solutions plc and The Wesleyan Assurance Society. In addition, Chris is a member of council at Imperial College London.


Chris is Chairman Designate of the Nomination Committee.

Skills and Experience

Chris has worked in the global pharmaceutical sector for over thirty years, and has significant international, operational and strategic expertise. He was formerly the Chairman of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals UK, President of AstraZeneca UK and Ireland and President of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI). He has previously held Board positions at Domino Printing Sciences plc (2008-2016), Cambian Group plc (2014-2017) and Proteus Digital Health Inc (2010-2015). In addition, Chris was Independent Advisor to the Prime Minister and other senior government ministers Life Sciences from 2010 to 2017.

Chris was appointed a CBE in January 2015. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Nottingham University and an MSc in Business Science from Manchester Business School.