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Independent Non-Executive Director - Marc Owen

Appointed Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit Committee in October 2017 and Member of the Compliance & Culture Committee in March 2018. Marc was appointed Chair of the Compliance & Culture Committee in April 2019. Marc was also appointed as a Member of the Nomination & Governance Committee on 28 March 2020.

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 Corpus Christi College Cambridge as a fellow and director of studies in law. He decided upon a corporate career and undertook an MBA at Stanford University. Marc commenced his healthcare and technology career at McKinsey & Company where he progressed to senior partner and eventually a founding partner of McKinsey’s Business Technology Office. In 2001, Marc joined McKesson Corporation and served as Executive Vice President and member of their Executive Committee. He delivered strategic objectives and led over 40 acquisitions and divestments over a 10-year period. In late 2011 he headed Mckesson Speciality Health, which operates over 130 cancer centres across the US and provides market intelligence, supply chain services, patient access to therapy, provider and patient engagement and clinical trial support. In 2014, he was appointed Chair of the European Management Board at Celesio AG. 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 values deeply and makes him ideally placed to Chair the Compliance & Culture Committee.