Recruitment - Life Sciences, specialising in Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Diagnostics markets
Active in the organisation of international conferences and networks including The Innovation Forum
Chris joined george james ltd in 2011 having spent 18 highly successful years in commercial roles within the pharmaceutical industry. His early success in growing strategically important accounts together with strong leadership and passion for personal growth, led him to develop into a highly effective leader of people. Pivotal to his success was the ability to effectively recruit and develop teams.
His later roles became more strategic, embracing sales director and marketing director positions. As sales director, Chris led a UK sales directorate of 250 people generating substantial growth across the portfolio, trebling sales over an eight year period.
He was a member of the leadership team whose priority was to enable the development and movement of people across the organisation. Consistent focus on creating a passionate, honest and innovative culture was one of the key reasons why since 2007, the organisation achieved four consecutive placings in the Sunday Times Best 100 companies, the highest ever achieved for a pharmaceutical company.
Chris has experience in European Marketing having led the European marketing function responsible for the life cycle management of key brands. Chris led several project teams comprising of business development, R&D, regulatory, legal, medical, marketing and sales effectiveness and communications. He was a member of the European Executive Committee whose function was to manage European operations, reporting to the Board.