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GSK Consumer Healthcare names Region Head of the Americas


WARREN, N.J. — Colin Mackenzie has been named GSK Consumer Healthcare's Region Head of the Americas in addition to his role as Area General Manager, North America. In his role, Mackenzie is responsible for all commercial operations in North America and Latin America. He is also a member of GSK Consumer Healthcare’s Global Strategic Leadership Team.  

“Colin’s strategic and inspiring leadership of the North America business made him the clear choice to lead the Americas within GSK Consumer Healthcare,” said Brian McNamara, GSK Consumer Healthcare CEO.   “His passion and commitment to our consumers and customers, combined with his ability to implement innovative ways to drive growth will further extend our position as a leading, global consumer healthcare company.”

Mackenzie was appointed Region Head in October 2016 and has been leading the North American business since 2011. In March 2015, after the new GSK Consumer Healthcare was formed, which is a joint venture with Novartis, he was appointed Area GM for North America and oversaw the integration of the North American business, bringing together a portfolio of leading brands and nearly 1,000 employees.

Mackenzie also consolidated three sites in the United States into one site in Warren, N.J., and launched an integrated lab facility focused on research and development, consumer sensory and shopper science.


Previously, Mackenzie was VP U.S. Oral Care and Professional Marketing. Under his leadership, he brought the professional and consumer Oral Care marketing teams together, leveraging a brand portfolio with the consumer and dental communities, and transformed the U.S. Oral Care business into one of GSK Consumer Healthcare’s biggest global successes.

Mackenzie first joined SmithKline Beecham in the U.S. in 1996, as the director of the Gastrointestinal Category Management Team, holding geographical responsibility for India/Southeast Asia/Chinas and Australia/New Zealand. From there, he moved on to multiple leadership positions across the globe.  

Mackenzie began his career at Johnson & Johnson in the U.K. where he worked for 11 years.


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