Central Pharma appoints new CCO

Central Pharma appoints Steve Kemp Chief Commercial Officer

Central Pharma, UK based specialist in contract packing for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, has announced the appointment of Steve Kemp to the role of Chief Commercial Officer.

Kemp has a long career in the sector, encompassing senior commercial roles and Board positions at PCI Services and Juniper Pharmaceuticals. He is also a former Chair of the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council Europe.

Central Pharma moved to its current MHRA and FDA approved site in 2006. The addition of a second building in 2014 more than doubled its footprint, taking the number of packaging suites to 14. This increased storage and distribution operations, including capabilities for Controlled Drugs.

Kemp joins a strong management line-up including Chief Operating Officer Lynne McConnell and Business Development Director Dave Hodgson.

“I am excited by the potential at Central Pharma,” said Kemp. “The recent investment programme ensures compliance with current global standards and readiness for impending legislation such as the EU Falsified Medicines Directive.

“While the serialisation requirements of the Directive are enormously taxing, here at Central we are already offering fully compliant item-level serialisation.”

“As such, I believe the company’s offering is very much what the industry needs. I look forward to working with the team to introduce many more customers to the outstanding range of packaging, consultancy and supply chain services available at Central Pharma.”

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