Alex Harris Takes the Reins at IHP
By IHP, Sep 22 2015 01:51PM
Alex Harris has been appointed as Chief Executive of International Health Partners (IHP). He takes over from Anthony Dunnett CBE, founder of IHP, who led the organisation for 11 years. Alex takes the reins having worked for IHP for 9 years, most recently as VP Operations.
Richard Barker, Chairman of IHP, said “The board are delighted that Alex will be leading IHP through its next phase of growth and development. Alex’s long history with IHP makes him ideally placed to understand the opportunities and challenges facing the organisation and to lead us through the coming years. We are also very grateful for all Anthony has done to bring us to this very exciting point in IHP’s history.”
Anthony Dunnett CBE, the outgoing founder of IHP, said “As I prepare to step down from operational involvement at the end of the year, I’m excited that Alex has agreed to lead IHP into this next stage of its mission to eradicate suffering due to a lack of access to safe medicine. I have worked closely with Alex for many years and he brings to the role many key skills needed to take IHP to the next level and expand our reach across Europe.”
Speaking from the charity’s new offices in Kings Cross, Alex Harris said “When I joined IHP, I never imagined I’d be where I am today, but I’m grateful and humbled to lead the organisation. My passion for improving access to safe medicine is undiminished and I believe that, together with our partners, IHP is well placed to continue meeting the needs of the poor in health”
International Health Partners (IHP) is Europe’s largest coordinator of donated medical products from the healthcare industry to development projects and disaster relief operations. IHP’s Doctors’ Travel Packs (DTP) programme has equipped thousands of travelling doctors to treat over two million people who would otherwise have received no treatment.
In total, IHP has supplied £127 million of medical aid to people in 103 countries, reaching 25 million people. IHP has accepted high-quality donations from over 170 healthcare companies. IHP is regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and holds a Wholesale Dealer Authorisation.