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Chris Corbin

CHAIRMAN OF ASHFIELD

Chris Corbin

CHAIRMAN OF ASHFIELD

Chris founded Ashfield Healthcare, a UK contract sales organisation, in 1996 with his wife Samantha. Within a decade, Ashfield became the market leader and was bought by UDG Healthcare in 2000. Chris was appointed as a main board director of UDG Healthcare shortly afterwards. Under his continued leadership, Chris has taken Ashfield from strength to strength, growing and diversifying its services.


After 16 major acquisitions in as many years, Ashfield is now an international healthcare services organisation with eight areas of expertise and 5,500 staff in 20 countries. Chris is based at the Ashfield Division’s headquarters in Leicestershire, UK.

Jez Moulding

Jez Moulding

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT OF ASHFIELD

Jez Moulding

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT OF ASHFIELD

Jez joined May 2017 as Chief Operating Officer of UDG Healthcare and Executive Vice-President of Ashfield. Jez oversees Ashfield Division globally and has responsibility for Group IT, Quality, Compliance, Strategy and Communications as part of his role as COO of UDG Healthcare plc.


Jez brings extensive international pharmaceutical experience to UDG having spent 18 years at Sanofi, holding numerous senior leadership positions across the globe, in Europe, South Africa, Korea, Australia, Japan and the US. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President and North America Region Head for Diabetes and Cardiovascular, he was responsible for 3,500 employees and sales of over $5 billion. Prior to joining Sanofi in 1999, Jez held a variety of positions at Astra Pharmaceuticals and Lorex Synthelabo in the UK.

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Julian Tompkins

PRESIDENT OF ASHFIELD COMMERCIAL & CLINICAL

Julian Tompkins

PRESIDENT OF ASHFIELD COMMERCIAL & CLINICAL

Julian joined the industry in 1982, working for Glaxo. Over a 13 year period he worked in a range of sales and marketing roles and was involved in the highly successful launch of numerous new chemical entities and two company mergers. In 1995 Julian joined Innovex (Quintiles) in a senior business development role, rapidly moving onto the UK board and heading a business unit. In 2000 he left to start his own contract sales business, In2Focus. Julian sold the company to UDG Healthcare in 2005.


Since then, he has been with Ashfield as a member of its Board of Directors. Following the acquisition of Pharmexx, Julian is now responsible for Ashfield’s contract sales, nursing and contact centre teams across Europe, Asia, Canada and Emerging Markets.

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Viv Adshead

CEO, Ashfield Healthcare Communications

Viv Adshead

CEO, Ashfield Healthcare Communications

Viv leads Ashfield Insight & performance and Ashfield Healthcare Communications, comprising 20 agencies and specialist service divisions providing a broad range of multichannel communications services.


Viv brings a wealth of scientific, sales and marketing, and general management experience from over 35 years in the pharmaceutical, contract research and communications industries. She joined Gardiner-Caldwell Communications in 1992, rapidly rising to leadership roles across the group. Viv has also held leadership positions on ISMPP committees, driving advocacy for this profession.


At the time that UDG Healthcare plc acquired KnowledgePoint360, now part of Ashfield Healthcare Communications, Viv had been its Managing Director for 9 years and now continues in her role also as the CEO of Ashfield Healthcare Communications. Working with the senior executive team, she is currently responsible for approximately 900 people who work within this market-leading area of expertise.

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Nicola Burns

Managing Director, Ashfield Meetings & Events and Insight & Performance

Nicola Burns

Managing Director, Ashfield Meetings & Events and Insight & Performance

Nicola is the Global Managing Director of event and communications agency, Ashfield Meetings & Events, and business analytics and insights agency Ashfield Insight & Performance. She is based in the UK and leads a team of over 350 professionals across Europe and the US.


Having spent her whole career working in, and for, the Pharmaceutical Industry her time with Ashfield spans over 12 years. During that time she has held senior leadership positions in the Ashfield Division in sales, business services, training and HR. She joined the Ashfield Meetings & Events Board as Operational Effectiveness Director in 2012. In addition to her focus on delivering performance improvement throughout the business, Nicola was instrumental in guiding the business through acquisitions and subsequent mergers. Nicola was appointed as Global Managing Director in 2013 and is also part of the Ashfield Division senior executive team.

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