Hot on the heels of last week's LloydsPharmacy closure news, Cormac Tobin, managing director of Celesio UK and regional lead for the Irish businesses, has stepped down with immediate effect. He had been with the Celesio group for 10 years.
Brian Tyler, chairman of the management board of parent company McKesson Europe, commented: “Cormac has been an energetic and trusted leader of our UK and Ireland businesses. He has built a strong leadership team for Celesio UK and his warm and engaging personality made him many friends across community pharmacy and beyond. There is a genuine affection for him amongst our colleagues who value his ability to understand customers and patients and put them at the heart of everything we do."
During his tenure at the company, Tobin has overseen three major acquisitions, introduced the UK’s first Prescription Assembly Solution (PAS) and embedded a ‘customer first’ culture across the workforce.
The company says the remaining members of the Celesio UK Board will manage the business while a successor is sought, reporting to Brian Tyler.