Ashfield appoints Business Development Director for Commercial and Patient Solutions in the UK


October 8, 2019

Ashfield has today announced the appointment of Richard Clarke as Commercial and Patient Solutions Business Development Director.

Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has previously held National and Global roles within GSK and AstraZeneca including Head of Global SFE and UK Head of Commercial Learning and Development.

The insights that Richard has gained throughout his career will provide Ashfield with valuable thought leadership and a real edge in developing superior commercial solutions for its clients.

Mick O’Leary, Regional President for Ashfield Commercial and Patient Solutions comments: “I strongly believe that Richard will fit in well with our organisation and will share the same values and high standards in exceeding our clients’ expectations. His industry expertise will be invaluable as he guides the future direction for the transforming UK business”.

Richard Clarke, said: “I am delighted to be joining at this exciting time for the UK business, and to be part of the Ashfield team”. Richard will be part of the UK Management Team and will have responsibility for Ashfield’s Commercial and Patient Solutions business development activities in the UK from 1 October 2019.

Ashfield’s Commercial team provides contract sales services to pharma companies while the Patient Solutions department designs and delivers nurse-led patient support services. For more information about our services, please contact Richard directly via email.


Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is a global leader in commercialisation services for the healthcare industry. We partner with our clients across Advisory, Healthcare Communications, Commercial, Patient Solutions and Medical Affairs to build creative, scalable and tailored health solutions that are executed flawlessly, to address our client’s challenges and deliver positive outcomes for patients. With 7,000 employees, the company operates in 25 countries, delivering services in more than 50 countries across Europe, North America, South America and Asia. It works with more than 250 businesses, including all of the world’s top 25 pharmaceutical companies.

Its mission is to partner with its clients, helping to improve lives by ensuring healthcare professionals and patients get the medicines, knowledge and support they need.

Ashfield provides strategic consulting, audit, advisory, healthcare communications, field and contact centre sales teams, in-home and contact centre clinical educators, medical information, pharmacovigilance (drug safety) and event management services.

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