J&J appoints new Area Managing Director for Consumer Health Northern Europe

Charmaine England, J&J's new Area Managing Director for Consumer Health Northern Europe

Johnson & Johnson Limited has announced the appointment of Charmaine England as Area Managing Director for Consumer Health Northern Europe, effective 17 May 2021.

Charmaine will oversee the Northern Europe business, which includes the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. She will manage a portfolio of iconic Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health brands, including AVEENO®, JOHNSON’S®, LISTERINE®, NEUTROGENA®, OGX®, CALPOL® and NICORETTE®.

In her new role, Charmaine joins the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Consumer Health Leadership team, where she will focus on meeting fast-evolving consumer needs, deepening partnerships with customers, and building an empowered team.

Charmaine previously served as Managing Director for Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Health business in Australia and New Zealand, where in 2020 she delivered profitable growth against the backdrop of a global pandemic. In the same year, she increased employee engagement to record levels, through the introduction of the ‘#AtOurBest’ initiative, which empowered employees returning to the workplace to be flexible in when, where and how they work to deliver the best possible results.

As part of a long-held passion for inclusion, England headed the company’s Asia Pacific Women’s Leadership & Inclusion group from 2019, focusing on championing the advancement of women. Under her stewardship, Johnson & Johnson Australia was recognised by the national gender equality agency for their commitment to achieving gender equity in the workplace.

Championing and supporting the work of dedicated community organisations has been a core area of focus for Charmaine throughout her career. In her most recent role in Australia and New Zealand, she was proud to support Apunipima Cape York Health Council to deliver their Baby One program – an Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health worker-led education initiative.

With two decades’ experience as a managing director and global senior executive, Charmaine’s career history includes Unilever, Lion (Kirin), and Pact Group Holdings. She has lived and worked in Australia, the UK, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, starting her career in marketing and sales, before moving into general management roles.

Carlton Lawson, Company Group Chairman, Consumer Health EMEA, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Charmaine to her new role. She brings a proven track record of profitable growth and motivational leadership, while her truly international experience will make her an invaluable member of the EMEA leadership team. We have an ambitious agenda helping consumers live healthier lives each and every day, and I’m confident that Charmaine will drive those ambitions forward in Northern Europe.”

Commenting on her new appointment, Charmaine said: “It is a great honour to join the talented team at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health in Northern Europe. My commitment is to take the organisation from strength to strength, keeping the consumer and the customer at the heart of all our endeavours, while fostering an inclusive environment where employees can bring their best selves to work each day.”