In this role he has responsibility for product innovation, product development, branding, international pharmacy-led heath and beauty retailing (other than the Republic of Ireland) and global account management, together with contract manufacturing (BCM).
Previously, since in June 2011 he was joint Chief Operating Officer for Boots in the UK and Republic of Ireland, together with Simon Roberts. Ken’s role included responsibility for the trading, brands, supply chain, IT, commercial business development and marketing areas.
Prior to this, Ken had held the positions of Commercial Director for Boots UK and Group Business Transformation Director for Alliance Boots, where Ken led the integration of Alliance UniChem and Boots Group in 2006 following the merger of the two companies.
He also worked in a variety of roles within the Group including Managing Director of the Italian wholesale business of Alliance UniChem and Finance Director of UniChem.
Before joining the Group, Ken worked for Procter & Gamble and Coopers & Lybrand.