Newry-based veterinary pharmaceuticals company Norbrook has announced the appointment of Richard Palmer as global head of sales and marketing.

Richard Palmer, Norbrook’s new global head of sales & marketing.

Mr Palmer joins Norbrook from Novartis, where he enjoyed a long and distinguished career, most recently as chief marketing officer for its animal health business.

He graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and Virology in 1984, after which he began his commercial career as a sales representative for Janssen Pharmaceuticals in the UK.

Throughout his career Mr Palmer has lived and worked extensively in the UK, US and Europe, having held a broad number of leadership roles in both the veterinary and human pharmaceutical sectors, including sales, marketing and general management.

Of his appointment, Mr Palmer said: “Norbrook has already demonstrated that it is a very successful and innovative business, and I believe it has the potential to consistently outgrow the market into the future. I look forward to working with everyone in the Norbrook team and I look forward to the exciting times ahead.”

Norbrook CEO Liam Nagle said: “Richard has 30 years commercial experience in the pharmaceutical sector, 24 of which specifically in the animal health business […] He brings a wide range of skills and experience which will be of great benefit to the team in Norbrook.” 

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