Well Pharmacy has announced the appointment of Noel Gordon as its new non-executive director.
Gordon, who has extensive experience of driving technological innovation and business transformation in the retail and the healthcare sectors, starts his new role at the pharmacy chain from next month.
The appointment is crucial for Well which has over 750 community pharmacies nationwide and is the third largest digital pharmacy in the sector.
Gordon is currently a non-executive director of NHS England, chair of Healthcare UK’s Advisory Board and former chair of NHS Digital.
Previously an economist and a banker, he spent most of his career in consultancy with stints at Accenture and Booz Allen & Hamilton based in both London and New York.
Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I am delighted to be joining the Well Board at such an important time in the pharmacy sector. As consumer behaviours, expectations and needs change, and the market landscape continues to evolve, Well is ideally placed to embrace new technologies to deliver real benefits to patients and local communities across the UK.”
In welcoming the appointment, Bestway group CEO Lord Zameer Choudrey, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Noel’s calibre on-board. His wealth of experience in using digital technologies to transform industries and drive strategic implementation will be a valued addition to the Well Board.”
Seb Hobbs, Well CEO, added: “Noel brings a wealth of experience in digital and technology to the Well Board. His skills and experience will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and build the best pharmacy experience in the UK.”