Mark Livingstone - CEO
Mark Livingstone joined Chemist Direct as CEO in February 2015. A highly experienced business leader, Mark has held a number of high-profile senior executive positions across retail and technology, including Co-Founder and CEO of LOVEFiLM, CEO of Scoot and World Wide Managing Director of Lego Interactive. Mark is also a successful entrepreneur and financial investor.
Amongst some of his most successful start-ups is Graze.com, the letterbox sized healthy snack subscription business, which exceeded expectations when it entered the US market six years after launching in the UK in 2007. He has also undertaken a number of non-executive director roles for companies including Parcel2Go and The Snugg.com.
Gary Dannatt - COO
Gary joined Chemist Direct as COO in May 2015. Gary is a qualified chartered accountant with vast experience in senior financial and operational roles in a variety of sectors.
Early in his career Gary worked in ‘blue chip’ roles within the likes of Ernst & Young, Citibank and Oracle. Gary’s area of expertise is within Venture Capital backed businesses, and recently has been a director of Simply Switch, which was sold to DMGT plc. Gary has also worked alongside Mark Livingstone as COO at Scoot.
Maya Moufarek - CMO
Maya joined Chemist Direct as CMO in November 2014. An experienced marketer, Maya is multi-lingual and has held a number of high-profile senior positions across multiple sectors.
Maya has previously held leadership roles at American Express and Google, where she was a founding member of the EMEA Emerging Markets team and played key roles in initiatives that received the Google Founders and Executive Group Awards.
She was also a founding consultant and committee member of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which supported women in business.
John Wyatt - Head of Commercial
John joined Chemist Direct in March 2012 as Head of Commercial. John has experience in a mix of both retail and FMCG businesses.
He began his career on the Asda Graduate Scheme, working as an in-store manager, before moving to head office to undertake a series of buying roles. After working for P&G in an account management role, John returned to Asda in a senior trading role.
Prior to his role at Chemist Direct, John worked as a senior buyer at Boots, responsible for the trading of the UK fragrance business.
Daniel Lee - GPhC 2039891 - Superintendent Pharmacist
Daniel Lee is a qualified pharmacist, has a Masters in Business Administration from Durham University and is a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Daniel joined ChemistDirect.co.uk as part of the merger with Pharmacy2U.co.uk in July 2016. Daniel founded Pharmacy2U Ltd in 1999 and has successfully developed Pharmacy2U into the largest NHS contracted dedicated internet pharmacy business in the UK.
Shilpa Tank - GPhC 2087328 - Pharmacist
Shilpa joined Chemist Direct as a pharmacist in July 2015. She is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and holds a Master of Pharmacy qualification from Aston University.
Shilpa conducted her pharmacy training year at an independent community pharmacy, before beginning work for Chemist Direct. She currently mentors final year pharmacy students at Aston University.
Dr. Bashar Protty - GMC 6100623 - Qualified General Practitioner
Dr. Bashar Protty is a General Practitioner who joined the Chemist Direct team in February 2012.
In a career spanning 30 years, he has administered emergency medical support in South Wales, completed a post-graduate qualification at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and obtained his membership status (MRCS). Dr Protty is a qualified GP with a subspecialty in orthopaedic surgery.
Dr Protty also obtained another postgraduate certificate by completing the exams of the Royal College of General Practitioners and becoming a recognised member (MRCGP).