Former MD of Canaccord and HSBC Global Banking joins as Consultant to Alitam Board
Some more news hot off the press. I have appointed Antony Isaacs, one of the city’s foremost movers and shakers, as Consultant to the Alitam board, with a view to joining as an Alitam Non Executive board member over the next few weeks. Confidence is at an all-time high in the Alitam camp as I continue to engage leading figureheads to help prepare Alitam for a substantial private equity investment.
Antony has an impressive track record, having worked at a number of high profile banking institutions over the last 20 years. His positions have ranged from Head of UK ECM of Credit Suisse to various Managing Director positions including at leading investment bank Canaccord Genuity. Antony joins Alitam hot on the heels of my other star signing: former city banker and MD of Credit Suisse, Zac Brech, who I appointed CFO this week. Both men previously worked together at Credit Suisse and have a great rapport. They bring a very special blend of experience, knowledge and skills to their roles.
Antony is the man to have by my side at this exciting time in the company’s development. His intimate knowledge of Equity Capital Markets (ECM) is second to none, having established ECM divisions for a number of high profile banks. Antony was the former Head of UK ECM at Credit Suisse, MD of HSBC Global Banking and Markets, and latterly MD of leading investment bank Canaccord.
Three decades of experience in the city has furnished Antony with the knowledge and expertise to guide Alitam in seeking high level investment; and in achieving the goal of acquiring over 100 further stores in the next two years. Antony will also be instrumental in planning the roll-out of Alitam ‘Super Pharmacies’ at key locations in the UK and Ireland. These ‘Medical and Wellbeing Centres’ will operate as one-stop-shops for health and wellbeing, providing not just highly regulated medical care, but further treatments such as physio, vaccinations, aesthetics and even midwifery. With Antony’s steer, they will be fixtures on many high streets in the next ten years.
His wisdom and experience will be crucial assets as we plan, and put into action, our ambitious programme for organic growth, and growth through acquisition. I love working with Antony as he’s straight-talking and independent minded. I trust him completely and know he will always have Alitam’s best interests at heart. He’s a firm advocate of revolution in the world of healthcare, and is committed to the NextGen tech, cross-fertilisation of knowledge and skills and bold vision which is necessary to bring this about. We are now in an excellent position – better than I ever could have imagined – to bring the Pharmacy of the Future to the deserving people of the UK and Ireland.