McKesson UK appoints new Chief Finance Officer

Leading healthcare company, McKesson UK has appointed Chris Keen as its new Chief Finance Officer.

Chris has 26 years of experience in retail in sectors ranging from leisure to Healthcare.

Chris joins McKesson UK from Holland & Barrett, where he held the position of Group CFO for seven years and helped to transform the business into a successful high street retailer. Chris took the business through a successful sale in 2017.

Chris will oversee the financial operations of all of McKesson UK businesses, which includes LloydsPharmacy, AAH Pharmaceuticals, Echo and John Bell & Croyden.

McKesson UK CEO, Toby Anderson, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Chris to the McKesson UK family. Chris is an accomplished senior executive, having worked in both the wholesale and retail sectors. His experience and breadth of knowledge will be extremely valuable for our business. I’m confident he will be able to help us successfully navigate our current and future challenges”.

Chris Keen has experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. Earlier in his career, he worked at Boots the Chemists in roles ranging from strategy, IT to supporting commercial and marketing activities.

Chris added: “I’m delighted to be joining such a customer-centric organisation. I’m looking forward to being part of the business that is a leading partner in the transformation of healthcare in the UK. There are many challenges facing the sector now, not least from a funding perspective, but I’m hoping my experience can help accelerate the many exciting growth areas”.

Chris will report directly into CEO Toby Anderson and form part of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.