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New healthcare head for Imperial Logistics

[ March 15, 2019   //   ]

Imperial Logistics has appointed Dr Iain Barton to the new position of executive vice president – healthcare. He is currently Imperial Logistics’ healthcare strategy executive based in Cape Town in South Africa.
His appointment forms part of a strategy to create sector-specific business development posts and he will be responsible for identifying and exploiting healthcare opportunities both within Imperial Logistics’ existing geographic structure, and in new markets.
Barton is a medical doctor with 10 years’ clinical practice experience followed by 22 years in developing and implementing best practice supply chains for major healthcare organisations.
He co-founded pharmaceutical supply chain specialist PHD, becoming its chief executive and then served as chief executive of The RTT Group, orchestrating its unbundling in 2012, when its RTT Medical business was acquired by Imperial Logistics to form Imperial Health Sciences. He led a number of pioneering innovations such as Unjani Clinics, Warehouse-in-a-Box, Clinic-in-a-Box and Imperial Logistics’ Multi-Market Aggregation mega-distributor model, all of which have enhanced medicine access throughout African markets.