Chemotherapy Compounding / 23 Jun, 2022

Slade Health appoints new leadership

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Slade Health appoints new leadership

Slade Health CEO, David Slade, today announced he will be stepping down as CEO with effect from 1 August. After 10 years establishing the TGA licensed aseptic compounding arm of Slade, David has decided it is the right time to focus on his family and his obligations as a majority pharmacy owner across a growing fleet of Slade and Epic pharmacies. Alongside this, David will step into a strategic advisory role for Icon Group, of which Slade Health is a part. This role will see David continue to support the expansion and growth across the Group’s international compounding and pharmacy portfolio.

In line with the above, Stephen Thompson has been announced as David’s successor, stepping into a dual role leading across Icon Group’s compounding and pharmacy division, of which Slade Health is an integral part. Stephen joins from Baxter where he was President and General Manager in Canada for five years, and prior to this General Manager – Pharmacy Services and Medication Delivery in Australia and New Zealand.

Having founded Slade Health, David shared that the decision to step down was extremely hard but the right time for him personally and professionally. “I could not be prouder of the business I have established with the Slade Health team over the last ten years. We provide an outstanding service across the country and have a very strong belief in quality and safety; for us the patient is always at the centre of everything we do. I am delighted that someone of Stephen’s calibre is taking the reins and have no doubt his leadership will facilitate the ongoing success of Slade Health,” David said.

As he prepares to step into the CEO role, Stephen shared, “I’m excited to join Icon Group, assuming responsibility for both Slade Health and management of the pharmacy division. Slade is a market leader in the Australian compounding landscape, and has built an enviable reputation as a responsive, reliable and quality-focussed service provider that operates with the highest integrity. Slade’s growth over the last 10 years speaks to a strong alignment with what their customers need in terms of quality, innovation, and cost-effectiveness. I look forward to working with the entire Slade team nationally to continue this legacy.”

Stephen joins in late June to commence the handover of leadership.

Pictured: Stephen Thompson

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