Former International CEO agrees relationship with GAMA Healthcare

Written by: Mike Wood
Published on: 15 Sep 2020

Senior FMCG leader, David Woodward, joins as Board Business Advisory Consultant and CEO Mentor, providing support to GAMA Healthcare through transformative growth period.

15 September 2020: Announced today, GAMA Healthcare, infection prevention and control specialist, has brought on David Woodward as Board Business Advisory Consultant and CEO Mentor. Currently, the company’s Clinell wipes are used by 9 out of 10 NHS hospitals and its products are used to help prevent infections in over 60 countries. Over the next 12 months, demand for infection prevention and control products and expertise will continue to grow. To meet this, GAMA Healthcare looks to rapidly expand it’s offering to the healthcare sector across the globe and diversify to service a breadth of other industry sectors.

Working with GAMA Healthcare from July 2020, international senior leader, David, has over 30 years’ experience including at John Lewis Partnership, Mars, Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble (P&G) and Heinz. He previously held the position of CEO of Heinz North America and Canada; an organisation with over $4 billion sales, $1 billion operating income, 8,500 employees and 27 factories. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme. In addition, he is a serving Magistrate, is actively involved in a number of Community Organisations and is a trained Care Navigator for Hospicare.

Founder and Managing Director of GAMA Healthcare, Dr Guy Braverman, comments: “Infection prevention has never been more important. At GAMA, preventing the spread of infection has been our mission for the last 15 years. Now it's a part of how we all live our lives. If we can prevent the spread of infection within our community, we can help ease the burden on our healthcare services. To meet that increased demand, we need to strengthen our existing teams, processes and infrastructure. That's why we're thrilled to welcome David.”

David’s work with GAMA Healthcare will include advising the Board with a focus on business transformation. He will work closely with the leadership team to drive the company through a period of accelerated growth on a global scale.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a high level of demand for proven disinfectants, sanitisers and infection prevention solutions from a broad range of businesses and individuals. GAMA Healthcare looks to support this audience, who may be inexperienced in infection prevention and control, by expanding the availability of its products and education.

David Woodward, Board Business Advisory Consultant and CEO Mentor, GAMA Healthcare comments: “In the UK at least, we're passing the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team have done extraordinary work to help support and protect frontline workers. We just need to make sure we have the right plans and processes in place to deal with what comes next. It's rare that you get a chance to be involved with a company that's so relevant. With such an important role in improving lives.”

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