The ABPI Chief Executive Mike Thompson, has announced that he is due to retire at the end of 2019.
Mike joined the ABPI in March 2016 after 20 years with GlaxoSmithKline where he was senior vice president for global commercial strategy and platforms.
Commenting on his decision, Mike Thompson, said: “This has been an extraordinary period to have had led the ABPI. Whilst the media has focused on the challenges the country has faced, we can be proud of how we’ve used the dynamic to bring about positive change.
“There is a lot more to say, particularly about the great people I’ve loved working with, but there will be time for that at the end of the year. I am making this announcement now so that there can be an open, and timely process to find my successor.”
The ABPI will be recruiting for a new Chief Executive.