Meet the UK/IE affiliate team

Everyone at LEO Pharma UK/IE has a passion and commitment to helping people live fuller and more enriched lives. This pledge is made possible through Helping SARAH, a pioneering patient focused approach that ensures we place the people who we aim to help at the heart of everything that we do. All of our actions must be able to answer the question: “How does this help SARAH?”

Led by the LEO Pharma UK/IE affiliate Leadership Team, our people continually ensure that the Helping SARAH mentality is embedded across all aspects of our business in order to really make a difference to those who we actively aim to help.

About us Meet the UKIE affilaite Leadership team

Name: Geraldine Murphy.

Job Title: Vice President, Cluster Europe North, Australia & New Zealand.

Key area of focus: Driving success in Cluster Europe North AU/NZ and implementing a new, efficient and exciting way of working which will add value for Patients, our People and for LEO.

LEO Pharma passion: Having the privilege of leading a fantastic team of committed individuals and knowing that by coming to work every day we, in LEO, make a difference to the lives of people living with skin conditions.

Life passion: Holiday time with my family, skiing, sailing and exploring new countries and cultures.

Geraldine Murphy, Vice President, Europe North & ANZ


Name: Claire Jones

Job title: People Director, Cluster Europe North, Australia & New Zealand

Key area of focus: A member of the leadership team with responsibility for linking our business strategy with the development of people and organisation capability and capacity. Developing an effective people strategy to ensure we have a team of engaged people, with the right skills, working on the right things to deliver on our business goals 

LEO Pharma passion: I enjoy working in an organisation that has embedded core values, is genuinely collaborative and seeks to unleash people’s energy and talent. It is important to me that our work ultimately makes a difference to the lives of people’s lives. 

Life passion: My family – my husband and two beautiful girls and of course my two crazy chocolate labradors and chickens! 

Claire Jones, People Director, Europe North & ANZ


Name: Mike Hinchy

Job title: Business Unit Director, Cluster Europe North, Australia & New Zealand

Key area of focus: Working to expand the value LEO Pharma can bring to people with skin conditions by working with stakeholders to build on our strong heritage in topical dermatology and shape our entry into bio-dermatology.

LEO Pharma passion: Helping psoriasis patients achieve better treatment outcomes by bringing innovative products and education to healthcare professionals.  

Life passion: Enjoying the world with my wife and two young children. With any time available beyond this(!), I enjoy long walks in beautiful places, football and live music.

Mike Hinchy, Business Unit Director, Biodermatology, Europe North & ANZ


Name: Funmi Oluwa

Job title: Market Access & External Affairs Director, UK & Ireland 

Key area of focus: Working in partnership with healthcare and policy decision makers to ensure the healthcare system is prepared and able to provide ’access’ to and ‘enable uptake of ’LEO Pharma’s products so that the right patient can get the right LEO solution for their skin condition at the right time. 

LEO Pharma passion: Being part of a diverse group of people with different skills & roles across LEO coming together to make things happen because we are united in our passion to make a real difference in people’s lives.  

Life passion: Fulfilling my purpose as a Mother, Wife, Daughter & Sister. Shopping, more shopping & travelling with family and friends. 

Funmi Oluwa, Market Access & External Affairs Director, UK& Ireland


Name: Philip Walker

Job title: Finance Director, Cluster Europe North, Australia & New Zealand

Key area of focus: Clear financial leadership - driving business performance and the delivery of our financial goals; shaping the strategic direction of the Cluster and the allocation of resources to deliver this; and tight management of our supply chain

LEO Pharma passion: Meeting and hearing from the people that our products make a difference to. I particularly love hearing about how people can enjoy their life again because of the work we do at LEO.

Life passion: My family – I love to explore the world with my wife and to rediscover it in new ways with my children

Phil Walker, Finance Director, Europe North & ANZ


Name: Lee Gittings 

Job title: Business Unit Director Topical Dermatology, Cluster Europe North, Australia & New Zealand

Key area of focus: Ensuring our topical dermatology medicines and support services are making a positive difference to psoriasis and atopic dermatitis patients and our portfolio delivers the necessary revenue to fuel our introduction of new innovative medicines to continue the LEO heritage in dermatology 

LEO Pharma passion: Living and breathing customer and patient centricity, so that we can provide compelling solutions that make a lasting and positive difference.

Life passion: Being Welsh, rugby is in my heart and soul, so I love watching Wales play, even more so when we win! I enjoy running and I have run 2 marathons and am psyching myself up for a third! 

Lee Gittings, Business Unit Director Topical Dermatology, Europe North & ANZ


Name: Barbara Reilly

Job title: Commercial Excellence Director, Cluster Europe North, Australia & New Zealand

Key area of focus: Commercial Excellence’s focus is partnering with the business to help people achieve healthy skin. The areas we focus on are Communications, Business Intelligence, Market Research, Social Media, Multichannel Marketing and Sales Force Excellence. 

LEO Pharma passion: Gaining a true understanding of the patients’ needs and building this into everything we do.

Life passion: What I enjoy most of all is having a challenge to achieve whether that be participating in 10K walks/runs or aiming for longer distances to stretch myself this keeps me focused. 

Barbara Reilly, Commercial Excellence Director, Europe North & ANZ


Name: Andy Carter

Job title: Business Unit Director - Thrombosis

Key area of focus: Ensuring patients that experience a blood clot or Cancer Associated Thrombosis (CAT) receive the best all round care possible including earlier diagnosis, appropriate medical intervention and effective patient support in the long term.

LEO Pharma passion: Seeing people succeed - Creating an environment where teams can work collaboratively, developing new ideas & strategies that challenge our healthcare professionals and address unmet needs that will benefit our patients that experience blood clots.  

Life passion: Enjoying life which includes wine, food, cooking & friends.  My sedate sporting love is golf and my adventurous side is road bike mountain climbing across Europe.  Love to do one to two extreme sporting events each year.  One year I climbed Mount Ventoux in France !

Andy Carter Business Unit Director, Thrombosis


Name: Dr. Sathish Kolli

Job title: Scientific Affairs Director, Cluster Europe North, Australia & New Zealand

Key area of focus: Providing deep expertise with impact, through the Medical Division functions to support LEO in its mission to help patients acheive healthy skin. Every working day, the Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs, Quality & Compliance teams collaboratively deliver technical expertise internally and scientific engagement externally.

LEO Pharma passion: Being a part of long-term, multi-year, ongoing cross-functional projects designed to support and learn from people living with psoriasis or thrombosis.

Life passion: Learning something new from my children every day. Running, reading and recreational mathematics.

Sathish Kolli, Scientific Affairs Director, Europe North & ANZ

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