ABPI Chief Executive stepping down from role

Mike Thompson, Chief Executive of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is retiring at the end of the year.

Mr Thompson joined the trade association in March 2016 having spent twenty years with GlaxoSmithKline. Here he served as Senior Vice President for Global Commercial Strategy and Platforms.

“This has been an extraordinary period to have had led the ABPI. Whilst the media has focussed on the challenges the country has faced, we can be proud of how we’ve used the dynamic to bring about positive change,” he said.

“There is a lot more to say, particularly about the great people I’ve loved working with, but there will be time for that at the end of the year.

“I am making this announcement now so that there can be an open, and timely process to find my successor.”

The ABPI will be recruiting for a new Chief Executive.