Boots UK – the pharmacy-led health and beauty retail arm of Alliance Boots – has rejigged its senior team to further accelerate the integration between the former Boots the Chemists and Alliance Pharmacy groups.

The new structure is made up of a smaller operating committee, designed to give more focused roles and accountabilities. The team is led by Alex Gourlay, managing director of Boots UK.

The other members are retail director Simon Roberts, operations director Ramon Mehra, marketing and trading director Elizabeth Fagan, finance director Paul Fussey and transformation director Ken Murphy. In addition, the supply team, headed by supply chain director Gavin Chappell, has joined the operations team.

At the same time, Ian Filby has been appointed retail brand development director and Tricia Kennerley has been made healthcare development director. Both will report to Gourlay. Filby will focus on developing future retail opportunities in products, brands and supplier relationships, while Kennerley will drive opportunities in healthcare services.

Gourlay said: “These are exciting times for Boots UK and we want to ensure we’re positioned to maximise growth opportunities. The integration of our two businesses has been successful to date and this new structure will enable us to fully integrate the businesses even faster.”