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Independent Non-Executive Director - Marc Owen

Appointed Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit Committee on 1 October 2017.

Career and experience

Marc graduated from Oxford University with a BA and BCL in Law. In 1984 he was called to the Bar, following four years at Christi College Cambridge as a fellow and director of studies in law. He quickly decided he wanted a corporate career and undertook an MBA at Stanford University. Marc commenced his healthcare and technology career at McKinsey where he progressed to senior partner. Over that 12 year period he also became a founding partner of Mckinseys’ Business Technology Office. In September 2001, Marc joined McKesson Corporation and served as executive vice president and member of the executive committee. He delivered strategic objectives and led over 40 acquisitions and divestments over a ten year period. In late 2011 he headed Mckesson Speciality Health, after leading the acquisition of the US Oncology business in 2010 for $2.2. billion into that business.  Mckesson Speciality Health operates over 130 cancer centres across the US and provides services including market intelligence, supply chain services, patient access to therapy, provider and patient engagement and clinical trial support. His final role came in 2014 where he was appointed Chairman of the management Board at Celesio AG to lead the European business following McKesson’s 75% acquisition of Celesio a leading international provider of logistics and services to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. He retired in March 2017 once he had improved operations, set the strategy and recruited his successor.

Skills and competencies

Marc is a proven leader with an astute, strategic vision, capable of building significant international healthcare businesses. He has strong commercial healthcare expertise which the Board value deeply following the pending resignation of Joe Papa at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.