Ian, who retired from his role as General Manager at Aker Biomarine Antarctic Australia last month, took the ultimate accolade, the Lady Cilento Lifetime Achievement Award, at the event in Sydney.
The judges highlighted his 'passion for excellence and his unwavering commitment to the industry.'
We spoke with Ian at the summit, where he shared his insights on the industry's evolution and its prospects for the future.
He comments on how discount pharmacy chains such as Chemist Warehouse have revolutionised the retail landscape in the market, and discusses the impact of its potential merger with major pharmacy network Sigma.
He also discusses how Australia has become an export powerhouse, and evaluates the regulatory landscape in the country, including how Aker Biomarine and Swisse Wellness have capitalised on this with a product featuring higher level health claims.
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