Toby Anderson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Celesio UK. Toby joins from health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson Group, where he worked for 12 years, latterly as CEO Asia and Eastern Europe with accountability for £3bn revenue and 3,300 stores including 1,500 pharmacies.
A graduate recruit to Sainsbury’s, Toby rose through the ranks to leading their petrol business and later their online businesses before relocating to Asia in 2005. Since then, his career for the Watson Group has included country management roles and eight years as Marketing Director for Asia and Eastern Europe, leading brand relaunches across 12 markets including the introduction of new store formats, websites and loyalty programmes.
Brian Tyler, Chairman of the Management Board of McKesson Europe, said: “We are evolving into an agile business that can respond to changing customer behaviour, play a larger role in the health of our communities, take advantage of technological advancements and react to legislative changes.
“Toby is committed to navigating the current and future challenges that our company faces and helping us to truly transform healthcare in the UK.”
Toby Anderson will take up the role on 1st September 2018.