UK Country Manager, Pfizer
After graduating from Leeds University with a BSc in Physiology and Sports Science, Ben joined Pfizer in 1998. He started out as a representative and from there his career took him through a variety of leadership roles in both Sales and Marketing. In 2007, Ben took an opportunity to move into Oncology, driven by his desire to work in a field which gave him the opportunity to combine his scientific, customer and commercial skills.
He then joined the Regional EU Commercial team in Pfizer Oncology. In 2012, Ben became UK Head of Pfizer Oncology where was heavily involved in shaping UK cancer policy through his work with government, PAGs and as a co-chair of the industry body’s cancer group. During his tenure he successfully led the organisation to gain access for patients to innovative cancer medicines through both NICE and the Cancer Drugs Fund. He also sat on the ‘NHS Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer working group’ and the South London Academic Health Science Network as the industry representative.
In April 2015, Ben was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer, Pfizer Innovative Health where he led the marketing organisation across Europe, Japan, Korea and ANZ. He is passionate about developing a strong organisational culture and mind set of unlocking access to ensure more patients benefit from our innovation and science. Most recently he has been appointed UK Country Manager and Managing Director for Pfizer UK.
Ben is married to Nicola and they have three children. He’s also a keen runner competing as often as time allows.