About Tom Keith-Roach
Dynamic enterprise leader with over 25 years of experience leading corporate and competitive strategy, commercial operations, innovation and step-change P&L delivery. President of Astrazeneca UK from just before the COVID crisis, I’ll write some notes when I can find the time :-)
From 2015-2020 I led Astrazeneca’s $5.5bn Respiratory & Immunology Franchise to a strong and consistent return to growth (20% GR Q1 2020), now set on a clear path to industry leadership. My teams led late stage development (franchise, portfolio, program design and product lifecycle investment decision making) and commercialisation across access, medical, launch and commercial P&L delivery.
I have enjoyed a dynamic career of 16 years at Astrazeneca delivering consistent high performance in business unit, country leadership, above-country and Global franchise roles of increasing complexity and seniority with a situational focus on turnarounds & restructuring and driving launches & growth.
Before AZ I had deep foundational experiences in corporate and competitive strategy (Monitor Company); technology investment and innovation (Antfactory VC), and operational leadership (British Army). I am passionate about purpose, understanding and confronting reality, decision-making and execution, attracting talent and building high-performing teams in competitive markets.
♦ Corporate and Competitive Strategy: I provide strong and consistent strategic leadership with expertise in corporate strategy, strategic planning, and driving product strategy and core customer competitiveness to consistent share and revenue growth. Bringing clarity and enterprise alignment in situations of complexity and challenge is a super-strength.
♦ Operational Leadership: I have extensive operational leadership experience across small specialist groups, large direct-report operational teams and enterprise matrix structures of over 10,000 colleagues. I build purposeful, ambitious, disciplined, highly engaged and high-performing teams and have a strong track record of attracting and accelerating the development of talented leaders at all levels. I LOVE unlocking the potential in people and teams.
♦ Innovation and change: With a background in strategy and technology investment I maintain an ambitious, visible innovation and change agenda, always with a disciplined eye on competitive leadership, delivering measurable impact, and the opportunity to take winning ideas to scale. I lead people and teams to think, act, and compete differently.