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Ian McCubbin, SVP North America, Japan & Global Pharma Supply, GMS, GlaxoSmithKline
Ian McCubbin
SVP North America, Japan & Global Pharma Supply, GMS

Ian moved into his latest role as SVP North America, Japan & Global Pharma Supply within the Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS) division of GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), the FTSE 100 science-led global healthcare company, in January 2013. Ian joined GSK in 2006, his second spell with the company, and has responsibility for GSK’s in-market supply chain & distribution throughout North America and Japan. This includes overseeing 17 factories and 7,000 employees globally.

Ian is a founding Board Director of ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company established by GSK and Pfizer in 2009 to deliver advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV. Shionogi, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, joined ViiV Healthcare in 2012. Ian is also on the Board of GlaxoWellcome Manufacturing Pte Ltd and Glaxo Operations UK. In addition to these Board roles, Ian also sits on GSK’s Charitable Donations Committee, which is responsible for distributing donations to aligned charities.

Ian is a pharmacist and a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society GB with 30 years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry working for GSK, Merck Generics and IVAX. His core capability is in the field of manufacturing and supply chain leadership in both the generic sector and the branded sector of the industry.

Ian holds a degree in Pharmacy from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, is married to Barbara, also a pharmacist working in the NHS, and they have two grown up children. Ian is passionate about football and is an avid tweeter.