Coloplast UK Management Team

Annemarie van Neck

Annemarie van Neck

General Manager, Chronic Care Read more about Annemarie
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Annemarie

Annemarie joined Coloplast as Country manager for the Netherlands in 2014.

Prior to joining Coloplast, she held different commercial roles in the health care sector at companies such as Janssen, Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Crucell (all part of Johnson & Johnson) and at Nutricia (part of Groupe Danone). She started her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Annemarie obtained her MBA at INSEAD, on their Singapore and Fontainebleau campuses, and an MSc in Economics from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Her aim is for our company to lead in excellent customer service, in constructive partnerships and in ensuring sustainable access to products and care.

Annemarie livers with her husband and son in Cambridge.

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Geraldine Harkins

Geraldine Harkins

Wound Care Director Read more about Geraldine

Geraldine Harkins 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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Marcus Raphael

Marcus Raphael

Director, UC Europe North & Australia Read more about Marcus
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Marcus Raphael

Marcus J. Raphael is a highly effective leader with over 23 years experience operating in the international medical device/healthcare sector.
He has worked successfully as a director and senior manager, and prior to this had 4 years sales experience as a Product Specialist within the medical industry.

Marcus has well developed interpersonal skills and works in a focussed innovative manner, demonstrating excellent presentation, leadership and teaching skills in order to achieve specific goals. He is an extremely effective manager, with experience of managing and building teams. His mantra is ‘Passion, Leadership, and Enthusiasm’

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Andy Sutcliffe

Andy Sutcliffe

Payers and Trade Director Read more about Andy
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Andy Sutcliffe

Andy Sutcliffe joined Coloplast UK as Director of Payers & Trade 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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Duncan Watson

Duncan Watson

Sales Director, Continence 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.

Duncan has enjoyed lead involvement in designing and implementing bespoke sales model transformations and is proud to coach 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.

Duncan is married to Claire and has four children. A keen sportsman, he is currently enjoying a new passion for marathon running and completed his first, of hopefully many, in around 4 hours in Nottingham this year.

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James Clarke

James Clarke

Sales Director, Ostomy Care Read more about James
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About James

James has over 15 years’ experience within the Medical Devices Arena, including Covidien (now Medtronic), Depuy J&J and Bard, in increasingly commercial roles. The most recent role was as the Commercial Director for Apex Medical Limited, leading a team selling pressure area care products into the acute and Community Sectors, as well as leading a complete rebrand within the UK market.

James Graduated from Reading University as well as completing an MBA at UEA.

James believes passionately in delivering consistent sustainable success through focused teamwork, honesty and integrity.

James lives in a village just outside Cambridge with his wife Natasha.

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Ruth Hutchinson

Ruth Hutchinson

HR Director Read more about Ruth
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Ruth Hutchinson

Ruth joined Coloplast in February 2018 as HR 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 team was heavily influenced by it’s great culture. Her aim is for Coloplast to continue to be a great place to work, to maintain it’s standing in the ‘Times Top 100 companies to work for’ and it’s great employee engagement scores.

 

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

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Myles Davies

Myles Davies

UK Business Support Director Read more about Myles
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Myles Davies

Myles Davies is the UK Business Support Director, who joined the UK team in October 2014. Myles joined Coloplast after 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 UK team.

His objective is for the Business Support function to provide the support and the tools, to allow the business to deliver both best in class customer experience and the business financial targets.

Myles and his family have made their home in Grantham.

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Kris Hollund

Kris Hollund

Director of Direct Business Read more about Kris
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Kris Hollund

Kris Hollund joined Coloplast in October 2012 and is the UK Director of Direct Business. Kris brings with him 20 years of consumer marketing experience from media and financial services industries having worked for Yorkshire Building Society and Emap.

 

During his time at Coloplast, Kris has been instrumental developing business transformation programmes to support people with intimate healthcare needs. This drive and passion is to ensure more support, choice and access to high quality treatment for the growing generation of healthcare consumers.

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Ashley Knight

Ashley Knight

Marketing Director Read more about Ashley

Ashley joined Coloplast in July 2016, after spending most of his career working in the Consumer Healthcare sector. He has experience working with consumer businesses such as SmithKline Beecham, Pfizer, and most recently for Bayer Consumer Care where his last role was as a Global Marketing VP based in Switzerland.

Ashley's aim at Coloplast is to ensure that the Marketing Team are able to focus on developing long-term strategy, and that we can develop our service brands to support and complement our market-leading product brands.

A keen Welsh rugby fan, Ashley lives near Stamford with his wife Louise and two children

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