ASMI announces new Chairperson

28 January 2016

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The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) today announced industry veteran, Lindsay Forrest, as its new Chairperson.    

ASMI Chief Executive Officer, Deon Schoombie, congratulated and welcomed Lindsay Forrest.

"Lindsay has a long and distinguished history in the consumer healthcare products industry and is a recognised industry leader.

"Lindsay's extensive experience in sales, marketing, general management, regional multi-country management and global strategy gives him unique insights into the exciting opportunities and challenging issue facing the industry.

"I would also like to congratulate and welcome Paul Rose (Pfizer) as Vice Chairperson and James Jones (Takeda) as Secretary.

 "I sincerely thank outgoing ASMI President Mark Sargent for his leadership and immense contribution to ASMI and the industry. Mark is a strong champion for the sector and has led ASMI's advocacy on critical industry issues.

 "This is an exciting time for the industry as we drive regulatory reform to enhance consumer access to medicines and promote the integration of self care into national health policy. I am greatly looking forward to working with ASMI's Board in 2016," he added.

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