10:49 uur 21-04-2022

Argenta benoemt Will Downie tot Chief Executive Officer

LONDEN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Argenta heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat de raad van bestuur van het bedrijf Will Downie met onmiddellijke ingang heeft aangesteld als Chief Executive Officer. Will Downie volgt interim-CEO Stephen Sibson op, die zijn rol als Global Head of Manufacturing bij Argenta zal hervatten.

“Ik ben verheugd de rol van CEO van Argenta te hebben aanvaard en de kans te krijgen om deel uit te maken van ’s werelds enige geïntegreerde CRO/CDMO diergezondheidsbedrijf. Ik ben bijzonder enthousiast over het helpen van de organisatie om voort te bouwen op haar ‘Molecule to Market’-strategie, en om innovatie te versnellen om duurzame bedrijfsgroei te stimuleren ten voordele van Argenta’s klanten, medewerkers en aandeelhouders”, aldus Will Downie.

Argenta Appoints Will Downie as Chief Executive Officer

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Argenta today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Will Downie as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Will Downie succeeds interim CEO Stephen Sibson, who will resume his role as Argenta’s Global Head of Manufacturing.

“I am delighted to have accepted the role of CEO of Argenta and to have the opportunity to be part of the world’s only integrated CRO/CDMO animal health company. I am particularly excited about helping the organization to build on its ‘Molecule to Market’ strategy, as well as accelerating innovation to drive sustained business growth for the benefit of Argenta’s customers, employees, and shareholders,” said Will Downie.

Will has extensive leadership experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Argenta, Will was the CEO of Vectura Group plc, where he spearheaded the transformation of the business into a global leader in the inhaled CDMO space, almost doubling the market capitalisation of the company to £1.1 billion. Before Vectura, Will was the Chief Commercial Officer at Catalent Inc. for ten years, where he helped drive the long-term growth of the company and positioned the brand as one of the leaders in the pharmaceutical outsourcing space.

“We are very pleased that Will has accepted the position of Argenta’s new CEO. He has highly relevant experience that we believe will add great value to the business, as well as a demonstrated ability in building successful organisations. We are confident that he will be a force in developing and driving Argenta forward at what is an exciting time in the animal health industry. The Board wants to offer their sincere thanks to Stephen Sibson for his committed leadership during his time as interim CEO while we completed the search process,” said George Gunn, Chairman of the Board.

About Argenta

Argenta is the only combined global Contract Research Organization (CRO) and Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) dedicated to animal health. Founded in 2006 in New Zealand, Argenta’s talented and committed employees are driven to deliver excellence in animal health to customers around the world. With R&D and GMP manufacturing operations in New Zealand, the US, the UK, and Germany, Argenta provides ‘Molecule to Market’ services, and partners with its customers to support their needs along the veterinary product development journey. For more information about Argenta, please visit www.argentaglobal.com.


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