HDA Appoints Jeremy Main As First Independent Chair

London 13 November 2018. The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK) has appointed Jeremy Main as its first independent Chair. The appointment will help the Association build and broaden its leadership role in the UK’s medicines distribution and wholesale sector at a time of immense change in the medicines supply chain.

Based on his 30 years’ business experience, including 12 years at Alliance Healthcare, eight of those as Managing Director, Jeremy will be working closely with the HDA Council and Executive Director to identify future strategic challenges to the sector, whilst addressing immediate issues such as Brexit and the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive.

Jeremy Main, HDA Chair noted:

I am delighted to join the HDA at a time when the Association is working extremely hard to address the ever-increasing number of challenges facing its members and supply chain partners. Constant collaboration and cooperation across the supply chain will be crucial if we are to continue to ensure patients get the right medicines, in the right place, at the right time.

Martin Sawer, HDA Executive Director added:

Jeremy’s appointment will energise the Association’s aim to be a respected opinion leader that is responsive to the needs of its medicines supply chain partners. I and the HDA team look forward to working with him to both identify the opportunities and address the strategic challenges facing our members now and in the future.

About the Healthcare Distribution Association

The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK) represents those businesses who supply medicines, medical devices and healthcare services to patients, pharmacies, hospitals, doctors and the pharmaceutical industry. HDA UK members operate across the 4 nations of the United Kingdom enabling a safe, efficient and high-quality supply chain for the healthcare sector.  They are responsible for distributing over 92% of NHS medicines and provide wholesaling services including working capital, stock management and IT systems to their supply chain partners. The HDA and its members are at the forefront of the constantly evolving healthcare supply chain, which is seeing innovative practices and technologies make new services possible for manufacturers and to those who dispense medicines, reflecting the needs and choices of individual patients.

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HDA Appoints Jeremy Main As First Independent Chair

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