Biddle on Board as Sanofi joins leading consumer healthcare product industry body

01 May 2019

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1 May 2019 -

The Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) Board last month appointed Jonathan Biddle, VP Asia/Pacific Prestige Consumer Healthcare and General Manager Care Pharmaceuticals, to the Board and welcomed Sanofi as a new Ordinary Member.

ASMI is the peak industry body that represents the manufacturers and distributors of consumer healthcare products. This includes sponsors of over-the-counter (OTC) and complementary medicines, as well as related businesses that support the industry.

"Jonathan Biddle will bring a breadth of experience and depth of knowledge to the Board at a time of exciting change and opportunity for the industry," said Lindsay Forrest, Chair of the ASMI Board.

Care Pharmaceuticals is a leading and innovative consumer healthcare company first established in Australia in 1986 with their Australian office based in Sydney.

"The Board has been overseeing a number of changes at ASMI over the past year, with more to come in 2019, to ensure that we continually improve and adapt to the ever-changing healthcare landscape."

Mr Forrest also welcomed Sanofi to ASMI.

"We're thrilled that Sanofi has joined ASMI - the leading consumer healthcare product industry body in Australia."

"We look forward to advancing consumer health through responsible Self Care with Sanofi and ensuring that our industry remains strong through support for local Australian manufacturing."

Stephen Walker, General Manager, Consumer Healthcare Australia and New Zealand said, "Sanofi Consumer Healthcare has a diverse portfolio, which includes over-the-counter medicines, personal care, and vitamin, mineral and supplement brands."

"Sanofi looks forward to a collaborating with our industry colleagues to shape the future of Self Care in Australia through our membership with ASMI."