Cogent, the Sector Skills Council for the science-based industries, has announced the Board appointment of pharmaceutical industry leader and former ABPI President Nigel Brooksby. Mr Brooksby will represent the life sciences industry on the Cogent Board, and is also the Chair of the Cogent Life Sciences Skills Strategy Board.
Mr Brooksby was President of the ABPI from April 2006 to April 2008, a position he combined with his role as Chairman and Managing Director of Sanofi-aventis UK, Europe’s largest pharmaceutical company. His career in the pharmaceutical industry spans 38 years, including several Life Sciences, Academic and Government positions at senior board level.
Mr Brooksby said: “I am delighted to be joining the Cogent Board, to represent the life sciences industry, and support Cogent's work in growing vocational skills as well as developing the right kind of undergraduate and post-graduate courses to satisfy the strategically important science-based Sector."
Cogent CEO Joanna Woolf added: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Nigel to the Board, his input to our direction and strategy will be invaluable. We are extremely privileged to be able to benefit from his wide-ranging experience, his vision for the sector and his ability to harness stakeholders and employers around this important agenda.
“Nigel’s appointment is a great boost to our efforts to ensure a highly skilled life sciences industry. Our over-riding objective is to ensure that the life science industries have access to the right skills, at the right time, delivered through flexible, modular and easy to access learning provision which is underpinned by national industry standards.”
Cogent website: www.cogent-ssc.com Press release – Nigel Brooksby appointed to Cogent SSC Board: www.cogent-ssc.com/general/news/15_03_11_NBBoard.php