Former Invest NI boss moves to Norbrook

Kevin Holland.
Kevin Holland. Kevin Holland.

FORMER Invest NI boss Kevin Holland has been appointed chief commercial officer at Newry veterinary pharma firm Norbrook.

The Bristol native, who took over from Alistair Hamilton as chief executive of the north's economic development agency in late 2019, resigned from his post in December after just two years in post, stating he wanted to “focus on a new area”.

That area appears to be Newry, with Norbrook Laboratories.

In an update on his LinkedIN profile, Mr Holland said is now ‘leading Norbrook’s commercial team to accelerate growth of a £230 million animal health portfolio'.

Mr Holland has a strong background the world of pharma and life sciences. He spent 15 years with Baxter Healthcare in various senior roles across Europe and the middle east before taking up a diplomatic role for the UK in China with a focus on life sciences and pharma.