Phoenix UK Group

Meet the UK Board

Our Group board brings a wide range of business and commercial skills and is responsible for the success of the Group and for its overall strategic direction and governance.

Steve Anderson has been the UK Group Managing Director of PHOENIX since October 2017. Steve joined PHOENIX in October 2016, prior to which he worked for more than 30 years with the Celesio group in positions including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director for Operations and Pharma Services. Steve has a Masters in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.
Kevin Hudson has been the PHOENIX UK Group Finance Director since March 2000. Prior to 2000 Kevin worked for Novara plc, a publicly quoted company, as Group Financial Controller and spent 11 years in the accountancy profession in corporate finance and client services. Kevin is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and has an honours degree in Pure Mathematics from Birmingham University.
Mark has been the Managing Director of Rowlands Pharmacy since July 2019. He initially joined the business in January 2019 as Retail Operations Director. Mark has previously worked in the UK’s grocery sector, namely spending 26 years with Tesco where he held a number of director roles. He subsequently joined Telefonica O2 to lead their retail estate followed by TUI travel as the retail director for their 500 stores. During his time with Tesco, Mark spent time at Insead Business School in Fontainbleau to develop his broader business knowledge.
Stuart Lucas became Managing Director of the Speciality Services division of PHOENIX in February 2018 after initially joining the business as Managing Director of PSUK. Stuart has over 20 years of experience in sales and commercial roles in the pharmaceutical and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries. After starting his career in the pharmaceutical sector he moved to work for LEGO where he became Head of Sales for UK and Ireland. Returning to pharmaceuticals, Stuart held senior commercial roles for McKesson UK and became European Commercial Director for O&M Movianto before joining PHOENIX in December 2017. Stuart has an honours degree in History from the University of Wales.
Jeremy Meader has been the Managing Director of Numark, the Pharmacy Services division of PHOENIX, since February 2018. Jeremy joined Phoenix in February 2015 as Sales Director, prior to this he held senior commercial roles with Alliance Healthcare as Head of UK Sales, and with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare UK as Trading Director Pharmacy. Jeremy spent the first part of his career in the grocery sector working for Coca Cola Schweppes Beverages and Sharwoods, part of the Rank Hovis McDougal group. Jeremy has an honours degree in Politics and Sociology from Keele University.

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