Hugely experienced international retailer Tony Page has been hired by pharmaceutical and health care products retailer Lloydspharmacy as its new Managing Director.
Confirmed today, Page will join the company on February 21st having left the role of Commercial Director at Russian hypermarket chain Lenta ltd.
Page has 23 years of retail experience, and for 13 years has held positions on the boards of both Asda and Woolworths.
Speaking of his appointment, Dr Fritz Oesterle, Chairman and CEO of Lloydspharmacy’s parent company Celesio, said: “Tony brings a wealth of experience to Lloydspharmacy and a passion for excellence in serving the customer.
“The UK healthcare market is undergoing a period of significant change and under Tony’s leadership we intend to diversify our income and lead the sector as we build on our heritage of medicines dispensing, firmly establishing Lloydspharmacy as a leading healthcare provider.”
After gaining a 1st class honours degree in Management Sciences at Warwick University, Page first joined Sainsbury’s where he spent six years before moving on to Asda.
In his previous position with Lenta, which he held for 12 months, Page helped to turn around a struggling business and drove changes which now see it thriving in its marketplace.
Page commented: “I’m really excited about joining Lloydspharmacy.
“We’re entering a new healthcare landscape and there are significant opportunities for a business like Lloydspharmacy which places the needs of all its customers at its heart. I look forward to leading the business as we embark on the next phase of our growth.”