Christopher Brinsmead CBE


Appointed to the Board

7 February 2019.  Chair with effect from 24 April 2019

Current Roles

Chris is currently Chair of Collagen Solutions plc and a Non-executive Director of UDG Healthcare plc.  In addition, Chris is a member of council at Imperial College London.


Chris is Chair of the Nomination Committee.

Key Strengths & Experience

Chris has worked in the global pharmaceutical sector for nearly forty years and brings significant international, operational and strategic expertise to the Board.

He was formerly the Chair 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), Proteus Digital Health Inc (2010-2015) and The Wesleyan Assurance Society (2010-2019). 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

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