Andrew Powrie-Smith is currently the Director of ABPI Scotland.
He is a former Director of the British Lung Foundation Scotland and Northern Ireland where he played a key role in the campaign for clinical standards on COPD, the development of British Lung Foundation Nurses in Scotland and the growth of patient support groups. Prior to this, Andrew worked in the UK and abroad for the British Red Cross, Amnesty International and Scope.
Drawing on his past experience of working with patients and NGOs, Andrew’s remit as Director of Trust and Reputation at the ABPI is to help build the industry’s role as a trusted partner in the healthcare system, to develop a new 'contract' between industry and society based on integrity, honesty, knowledge, appropriate behaviours, transparency and trust. This means finding new ways of working with the NHS and with professional bodies to redefine how industry interacts with health professionals.
As Director of ABPI Scotland, Andrew represents the largest sector of the life sciences industry in Scotland on issues from research, development, manufacture and supply through to access to medicines and their use in the NHS.