Members of the McKesson UK Management Board

Toby Anderson

In September 2018 we welcomed Toby Anderson as McKesson UK CEO. Toby joined from health & beauty retailer A.S. Watson Group, where he spent 12 years in various roles. As CEO Asia and Eastern Europe, Toby was responsible for a rapidly growing business with more than 3,300 stores – including 1,500 pharmacies.

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Prior to that Toby spent 11 years in a number of senior roles with J. Sainsbury, the second largest grocery retailer in the UK, his last role being Head of Online.
Alongside our UK Country Board, Toby is committed to helping set us up for future success by leading the transformation of healthcare in this country.

Toby graduated from Birmingham University with an honours degree in commerce, and has studied business programmes at Harvard Business School, London Business School, Ashridge and Cranfield.

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Marcus Hilger

Marcus Hilger joined McKesson UK in October 2017 as Finance Director, overseeing our Governance and Finance functions. Marcus has been part of the McKesson family since 2012, first in Stuttgart as Director of Group Finance and Treasury and later in the US as CFO of Pharmacy Technology and Services.

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His educational background comprises studies of Business Administration and Economics at INSEAD and the University of Bochum, he also is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.

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Nigel Swift

Nigel Swift became a member of the McKesson UK Board in 2013 and is responsible for developing and implementing winning sales and marketing strategies across the McKesson UK brands.

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Nigel began his career with the company in 2000 as an area manager for LloydsPharmacy. Since then he has spent time working across Europe in a variety of senior roles centrally in Stuttgart and across other countries before returning to McKesson UK in 2013. In addition to his business role, Nigel is the Grantee of the Royal Warrant to the Queen for Pharmacy at John Bell & Croyden.

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Ruth Poole

Ruth Poole joined McKesson UK in August 2016 as Speciality Director, responsible for growing and delivering our clinical and patient programs for our pharmaceutical company partners, hospital and community pharmacy businesses. Ruth’s previous role was Group Commercial Director for Healthcare at Home, driving growth of the start-up business from one patient to over 150,000.

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Having studied at Bristol, The Royal Marsden and Warwick Business School Ruth has a background in clinical nursing, delivering patient care as an Oncology Specialist. She is also a trustee of the NHS Confederation and Chair of the NHS Confederation trading company.

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Catherine McDermott

Catherine McDermott has been Operations Director at McKesson UK since October 2016, responsible for business transformation, IT and all our supply chain and logistics activities, including procurement. Catherine spent four years at Amazon as UK Operations Director and was responsible for delivering their rapid expansion.

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As well as achieving a masters degree in engineering, Catherine is a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering. She was both the youngest and first female Chief Engineer in the Pilkington group. Her career has also included roles with Tesco and Argos.

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