DH recruits chief commercial officer

27 Jul 17

Steve Oldfield has been named to the new position of chief commercial officer at the Department of Health.

He will develop a commercial strategy to underpin negotiations with commercial suppliers, in particular over the pharmaceutical price regulation scheme.

Oldfield will report both to DH permanent secretary Chris Wormald and Gareth Rhys Williams, the government chief commercial officer.

He has worked in healthcare for more than 25 years, and is chief operating officer for PGT, a consumer health joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Teva, based in Geneva.

Wormald said: “We face a number of commercial challenges across the health family, not least putting in place the next generation of the medicines pricing scheme, but we see huge opportunities for better delivery for patients and better value for money for the taxpayers from improved commercial skills and experience.”


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