CHPA Elects Procter & Gamble’s Patrick Lockwood-Taylor as Chair at Board of Directors Meeting

Association also welcomes three new board members

Washington, D.C. (November 14, 2014) — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today elected Patrick Lockwood-Taylor as chair during the association’s fall board meeting. Lockwood-Taylor serves as The Procter & Gamble Company’s (P&G’s) vice president – Personal Health Care, North America, and Digestive Wellness Design. Lockwood-Taylor succeeds James Mackey, senior vice president, Bayer HealthCare LLC.

"It’s a pivotal time for our industry, and our association is delighted to have a visionary like Patrick lead our board to continue the significant progress made under our outgoing chair, Jim Mackey,” CHPA President and CEO Scott Melville said.  “Patrick is passionate about the role that over-the-counter medicines and supplements play in our nation’s evolving healthcare system, and he’s ideally suited to serve as chair at this time of opportunity and growth for our industry.”

Lockwood-Taylor added, “At a time of unprecedented change in the healthcare arena, there are now more opportunities than ever to unlock this industry’s growth potential and its contribution to the delivery of cost-effective healthcare. This can meaningfully improve the lives of American consumers."

Lockwood-Taylor joined P&G in Newcastle, U.K., in 1991. He moved through the P&G ranks serving in leadership positions in the UK and Western Europe, West Africa, Cincinnati, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, India, Korea and Japan. In 2009, Lockwood-Taylor was promoted to vice president, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Australasia, India, Korea and Japan Feminine Care and Asia Healthcare. In 2010, he was named vice president, North America Feminine Care, and in parallel assumed the role of brand franchise leader for that business.   In 2014, Lockwood-Taylor was named to his current role of vice president – Personal Health Care, North America, and Digestive Wellness Design.

In addition to his work at P&G, Lockwood-Taylor is involved in several local and international organizations, serving as vice president of American Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia and the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce, and as chairman of Open Minds Charity. He is an avid runner and has participated in several marathons.

During the fall board meeting today, CHPA also elected three new members to its board of directors. The association welcomes the following members to the board:

  • Julie Dillon, general manager, Professional Oral Care – North America, Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Akshay Shetty, co-chief executive officer, Combe Incorporated
  • Suneet Varma, regional president, North America, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

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The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 133-year-old trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system $6-$7, contributing a total of $102 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to promoting the increasingly vital role of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements in America’s healthcare system through science, education, and advocacy.