Mark Bather has been appointed as the new managing director of Rowlands Pharmacy and Board member of PHOENIX UK following the amicable departure of Kenny Black to pursue new career opportunities.
Steve Anderson, UK Group managing director for PHOENIX, said, “Mark joined us at the start of 2019 as Retail Operations Director and has already made a considerable impact. He brings to this post a wealth of retail experience from his time at Tesco, O2 and Thomson (TUI) which will help us grow our business profitably in the years ahead”.
Mark commented, “Since I joined Rowlands I have been impressed by the dedication and determination of colleagues to deliver first class customer service and patient care. We all know that community pharmacy faces extremely tough trading conditions but I believe we are building a great team and developing a strategy to deliver the healthcare services which our patients and the NHS want and need. I’m looking forward to working with the team and the broader Phoenix board and I am excited to begin shaping the Rowlands estate, which will be Fit for the Future a great brand; great people; great service and a determination to innovate”.