This week’s London appointments; Featuring Phlo Technologies, Made Tech and Apo Group

This week’s round-up of London appointments includes Phlo Technologies, Made Tech and Apo Group. Read on to find out more…

Alistair Murray, Phlo Technologies

Digital pharmacy leader Phlo Technologies has appointed Alistair Murray into a new chief pharmacist role. An experienced prescribing pharmacist and a digital pharmacy compliance expert, Murray will provide strategic leadership and help to steer Phlo’s continued growth.

Murray was the founding clinician at online pharmacy Echo, where he was involved in the conception and launch of the company and later oversaw patient safety, operations and regulatory compliance as part of the senior leadership team. In 2019, following years of consistent scaling, Echo was acquired by LloydsPharmacy.

He is a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Clinical Informatics, and previously held honorary teaching roles at UCL and the University of Nottingham. He brings to the team experience in scaling digital pharmacy products, and in delivering innovative patient access programmes in partnership with local and national commissioners.

Alistair commented: “It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the senior leadership team at Phlo. In the wake of an impressive raise and a ‘sector first’ acquisition earlier in 2023, their work to transform the UK’s digital pharmacy landscape continues to display impressive momentum.

“As the Phlo chief pharmacist, I will be working closely with the team and our partner organisations to ensure the continued success of our regional expansion and new product development.

“Phlo is in a unique position with its API-enabled connectivity with B2B partners to provide a secure, timely, safe, and accurate service. I’m already hard at work getting us ready for our next phase of scaling, and patient safety, clinical excellence, and operational efficiency are at the heart of this.”

Wayne Searle, Made Tech

Made Tech, the public sector technology delivery expert, has announced the appointment of Wayne Searle as chief people officer.

Before Made Tech, Wayne led a human resources team across EMEA and globally for Mergers and Acquisitions at Vertiv. This involved leading a multifunctional team in 32 countries with a focus on commercial and engineering capability.

Wayne’s successful career spans multiple industries including telecoms, technology, automotive and ecommerce. He is an experienced international leader with a passion for people, culture, communications and developing teams and organisations.

Wayne commented: “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have worked in many sectors, countries and cultures throughout my career and I have learnt from and thoroughly enjoyed the different challenges and opportunities that each has presented.

“As someone who thrives in seeing the difference people can make to an organisation and society, I can see this connection is not just a core value at Made Tech, but paramount to its success. I’m excited to know that the people agenda here can truly make a difference and I’m hugely excited by the growth opportunity for the business and the people at Made Tech.”

Rory MacDonald, CEO at Made Tech, added: “Wayne and the creation of this new role in the Executive Team demonstrates the importance and commitment to our people and culture at Made Tech.

“As we scale the business, we know our people are critical and we need to continue to create an environment where they can grow, learn and develop to deliver success for our clients. Wayne’s strong commerciality, people-centricity and global experience is the perfect fit to help us thrive.”

Andrew Wallis, Apo Group

Apo Group Ltd has announced that Andrew Wallis has joined the company as commercial director. Andrew joins Apo from his previous role at international private members’ social club Soho House & Co, where he was Global Finance Controller and responsible for the commercial management of Soho Works, their co-working division.

Having qualified as both a Solicitor and Chartered Accountant in his native New Zealand, Andrew brings a combination of financial and legal expertise to Apo’s senior management team, in addition to his invaluable commercial experience accumulated through his time with leading international institutions including PwC, McDonalds, and ISS Facilities Services.

Andrew will work as part of the newly restructured management team alongside fellow directors Matt Finch and Rachel Hanniquet-Brooking. His key responsibilities will be the commercial management and oversight of the legal and financial teams within the business, including performance monitoring, compliance and client/board/shareholder reporting.

Matthew Pullen, CEO of Apo Group Ltd, commented: ‘‘We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the Apo team. Bringing his extensive experience across both the financial and legal aspects of commercial management, we look forward to integrating Andrew into our senior team and continuing the momentum of Apo’s national growth.’’

Andrew added: “Having achieved excellent results across the first schemes in their portfolio of rental neighbourhoods and with exciting expansion plans ahead, Apo is delivering unique rental developments and experiences with a strong focus on community: I look forward to contributing to the company’s further successes.”

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By Matthew Neville – Senior Correspondent, Bdaily

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