Welcome to Natural Pharmacy Business magazine - growing knowledge of natural products in pharmacy.

Lifeplan appoints new Board Directors

Lifeplan has announced the appointment of three new Board Directors to further strengthen its senior leadership team and to support its ongoing strategic growth plans.

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Director Garry Gibbs joined Lifeplan in October 2021 from Bonds of London Confectionery where he was General Manager Manufacturing. Prior to this Garry held progressive manufacturing and supply chain roles with Unilever, Thorntons and Premier Foods.

Commercial Director Iain Laing also joined in October 2021 from his own successful Sales and Marketing agency. Prior to this Iain held several commercial roles in Pharmaceutical and FMCG businesses, including Ceuta Healthcare, Pharmacare Ltd and Nestlé.

Finance Director Mark Phillips joined Lifeplan in April 2022 from Cooke Optics where he was Group Financial Controller.  Prior to this Mark was Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary at Neal Brothers (Leicester) Ltd.

CEO John Knox said: “The addition of Garry, Iain and Mark to the Lifeplan Board of Directors is an important step as they will be instrumental in taking the business forward, joining with our current board members, to deliver the ambitious growth that is part of our five-year strategic plan.

“Since joining the team, Garry has demonstrated his expert knowledge every day which has already had a positive impact in our manufacturing and production processes. He has taken on multiple challenges with innovation, insight and efficiency and leads by example with his hands on approach.

“Iain is very well respected in the health food industry and beyond. His commercial expertise will continue to evolve our market leading position and accelerate our growth in the UK and international markets, as well as developing commercial plans and new brands to continue the expansion of our portfolio.

“Mark has an extensive track record of developing operational and capital finance plans, improving business processes and management accounting which gives us a solid foundation to take Lifeplan to the next stages of growth and financial success.

“I’m delighted to welcome such highly regarded and experienced individuals to the Lifeplan Board. They join us at an exciting time of growth.”

Lifeplan Chairman, Melvyn Sadofsky, added: “Our new Board Directors will add tremendous value to Lifeplan with their individual expertise and I am pleased to have them as part of the team.”

Lifeplan is a leading manufacturer of vitamin and mineral supplements for its own brand as well as offering a full turnkey solution for contract customers.