New Chairman for Medicines Australia

Medicines Australia has appointed Mr Jeays Lilley as its new Chairman, effective immediately.

Welcoming the appointment, Medicines Australia’s Chief Executive, Ian Chalmers, said, “Jeays’ extensive knowledge and experience means he is well placed to progress the strategic priorities of the innovative medicines industry.”

Mr Lilley has been Managing Director of AstraZeneca Pty Ltd since 1999. In January 2001, his role was expanded to include that of Area Director, AstraZeneca Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

This appointment adds to Mr Lilley’s distinguished record of achievement for the innovative medicines industry. He was elected to the Board of Medicines Australia, then known as the Australian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association, in 1999, and was previously Medicines Australia’s Chairman from 2000 to 2003.

Mr Lilley’s appointment follows the resignation of Mr John Young, who was Medicines Australia’s Chairman from September 2005 to January 2007. Mr Young has relocated to the UK following his promotion to Chairman and Managing Director of Pfizer UK.


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