Chief Executive, Health & Beauty Division
Alex Gourlay was appointed to the Board of Alliance Boots in January 2009, when he became Chief Executive of the Health & Beauty Division. He was previously Managing Director of Boots UK and a member of the Alliance Boots Group operating committee following the acquisition of Alliance Boots plc by AB Acquisitions Limited in 2007. Prior to this, he was Healthcare Director of Boots the Chemists, having held senior management positions in store operations and human resources. In February 2013, Alex became co-chairman of the new national Future High Streets Forum set up to advise the UK Government. Alex is also a Board member of Business in the Community. He is a pharmacist and a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.