Meet the Coloplast UK Management Team - Coloplast UK

Coloplast UK & Ireland Management Team

Geraldine Harkins

Geraldine

Wound Care Director Read more about Geraldine

Geraldine is a graduate of Glasgow University with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. She subsequently graduated with a Diploma in District Nursing from the then, Glasgow College of Technology, subsequently named Glasgow Caledonian University. After gaining some general Nursing experience in both Primary and Secondary care sectors she then specialised in Tissue Viability. To develop this experience she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Tissue Viability from the University of Wales College of Medicine. After consolidation of her education in Nursing, in both the Acute and Primary Care sectors, Geraldine decided to make a move into the commercial sector where she has held a number of roles in Sales, Marketing, Sales Management and European Management within the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. In July 2012 she assumed her current role as Business Unit Director of Coloplast UK Wound Care Division.

Geraldine passionately believes in the Coloplast Wound Care business. Through both office based and customer facing employees of Coloplast, she is focused on ensuring that the Wound Care business will support clinical and non-clinical, NHS and Private sector employees, in the delivery of superior patient experiences and outcomes. Her ambition is to see Coloplast Wound Care develop and grow in the market and to build Trusted Ethical Partnerships with all customers, both NHS and Private. In doing so, Coloplast Wound Care will support customers in the provision of creative, quality product and service solutions, that will provide patients with optimal clinical outcomes and those responsible for delivery of care with cost-efficient, quality delivery of that care.

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Myles Davies

Myles

Vice President Commercial Operations Read more about Myles
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Myles Davies

Myles is the Vice President Commercial Operations UK&I. He joined Coloplast in 2014 following 7 years with Reckitt Benckiser where he was Supply Finance Controller for their Global Healthcare division.

Myles is a Chartered Management Accountant and brings a wealth of business and commercial expertise to the UKI team.

He spent his first 7 years with Coloplast as Business Support Director before taking on the role as Vice President Commercial Operations.

His objective for the Commercial Operations function is to ensure that each and every customer gets the crucial products they need when they need them, delivered with convenience and discretion.

Myles and his family have made their home in Grantham.

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Duncan Watson

Duncan

Vice President Sales, Chronic Care Read more about Duncan
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Duncan Watson

Duncan joined Coloplast in 2015 as the UK Sales Director for our Continence Care business. He has brought with him over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device healthcare industries. Duncan has gained significant success leading UK and European sales including a significant period at Boston Scientific. This success has been gained whilst in operational and strategic roles and he has broadened his approaches across UK marketing functions to ensure that the business generation work integrates with sales fulfilment and customer value.

Duncan has enjoyed lead involvement in designing and implementing bespoke sales model transformations and is proud to coach and lead national teams as they develop cultural based change that puts sales at the heart of delivering what consumers want, need and have a right to access. These ‘rights to treatment’ drive Duncan to enable his teams to focus on ensuring that the NHS specialist is aware of the innovations available so that ultimately consumers can fulfil their ambitions to enjoy the best life possible.

In 2020, Duncan was promoted to Vice President for our entire UK Chronic Care Sales.

Duncan is married to Claire, has four children and loves his two dogs. A keen runner, he enjoys running marathons for fun and charity and plans to take on his first Ultra-marathon at the end of the year.

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Mary Speirs

Mary

Senior Director Clinical Services Read more about Mary

Mary joined Coloplast in 2011 following 20 years nursing experience of which the latter 10 years were as a Stoma Care/ Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist. 

Mary spent the first 6 years in Coloplast working in the Continence Division as Peristeen Advisor, Senior Clinical Manager and then Regional Business Leader for Peristeen for the North of the UK and then moved to the Coloplast UK and Ireland Nurse Team to take up position as Director of Nursing.

Mary is now the Senior Director for Clinical Services where her aim is continue to improve the lives of those living with intimate healthcare needs by delivering high quality care  through the Nursing and Clinical team.

Mary is particularly proud of the recent CQC Outstanding rating awarded to the work the Clinical teams do and standards of care they deliver every day supporting both our service users and the NHS.

One of Mary’s favourite quotes is :-

 ‘To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded’

                               (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

This for Mary is the essence of her nursing and commercial career and she believes working in Coloplast with the best people, the best products and the best services allows her to succeed in making lives easier.

Mary lives in Motherwell, Scotland and enjoys hill walking, running and cycling.

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Andy Sutcliffe

Andy

Payers and Evidence Director Read more about Andy
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Andy Sutcliffe

Andy joined Coloplast UK as Payers and Evidence Director in November 2015 having 20 years commercial experience in the Life Science and Medical Device industry with Amersham Biosciences, Johnson & Johnson and with Life Science and Medical Device start-up ventures. During this time Andy has worked in the US and had extensive experience throughout Europe and Japan in increasingly commercial roles including sales management, Head of Business Development and Sales Force Effectiveness Director. Andy has always looked to develop innovative partnerships between industry and NHS or private providers over the last 20 years. 

Andy graduated from Liverpool University and completed a Ph.D. from the Institute of Cancer Studies at University of Birmingham.

Andy’s philosophy on business is about investing time and energy for the long-term; embracing innovation and delivering practical change. Honesty and integrity are the main building blocks of success in any business.

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Ruth Hutchinson

Ruth

Senior Director People & Culture Read more about Ruth
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Ruth Hutchinson

Ruth joined Coloplast in February 2018 as the People and Culture Director. Prior to this role she held a number of HR and Learning Manager roles in Caterpillar Inc., her last role being their Global Strategy and HR Manager. Ruth has a BA (Hons) Business Management degree and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Her choice to join the Coloplast UK and Ireland team was heavily influenced by it’s great culture. Her aim is for Coloplast to continue to be a great place to work, to have industry leading employee practices and to continue to deliver great employee engagement scores and experiences.

 

Ruth lives in the Peterborough area with her husband, son and daughter.

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