Sally Storey

Board & Senior Management

Sally is a strategic and results-oriented leader with over 20 years experience across all aspects of commercial pharmaceuticals and previously five years in FMCG. She has operated at board level for 12 years.

Sector and Service Expertise

Sally has had the privilege of leading and managing people from over 50 nationalities, of visiting more than 60 countries and of living in six. She has led in-country teams, area strategic support functions and global projects across the matrix. She has a track record of delivering transformational change programmes in a complex organisation across different functions and geographies. She has overseen countless new product launches in diverse parts of the world and has managed P&Ls to deliver both short-term results and longer-term sustainable growth.

Strengths and Career Achievements

Sally was most recently Vice President and General Manager for GlaxoSmithKline in the Gulf Co-operation Council countries and was the first female leader of any pharmaceutical business in this part of the Middle East.
She was previously the Vice President and Cluster Area Director for South East Europe, based in Croatia, where she was responsible for 11 diverse markets, both within and outside the European Union. Prior to that she was Vice President and Head of Commercial Strategy and Operations, driving strategic change for GSK’s European business and also leading commercial excellence operations for the globe.

Sally worked with GlaxoSmithKline for over 20 years and held various commercial roles in different parts of the world, including General Manager positions in Ireland and Hong Kong. She has been VP & Head of Commercial Operations for the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific / Japan region and she also set up and led the first Respiratory Centre of Excellence in the International Region.

Sally is passionate about people leadership and has always focused on attracting, inspiring, developing and retaining the best people and on creating strong teams. She has built impactful external partnerships with governments, stakeholders and customers.

Sally has served on industry trade association strategy boards in 3 countries. In Ireland, Sally was a non-Executive Director of Barretstown (a charity and a specially-designed camp that provides therapeutic recreation programmes for children with serious illnesses); she was a founder member & board member of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce.

Sally has a degree in Chinese Studies from Durham University; this included a year at the People’s University in Beijing, China.

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