Our executives

Paul Lirette - President, Canada Pharmaceuticals, GSK

Paul Lirette assumed his role as President, Canada Pharmaceuticals in June 2012 and is responsible for all pharmaceutical operations for GSK in Canada. He currently sits on the Canadian Country Management Board representing the Pharma business as well as being a prominent member of the Pharma Leadership Team. A native of Montreal, Paul has 25 years of industry experience and has held international leadership roles with GSK in both Europe and Australia.

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Steve Burgess, Site Director, Mississauga, Global Manufacturing and Supply

Steve Burgess holds the position of Site Director at Mississauga (Canada) within GSK's Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS). In this role, Steve leads the manufacturing and supply organization for the site which produces liquids, creams, ointments and solid dose products for shipment to many markets around the world. Steve also sits as a member of GSK's Canadian Country Management Board.

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David Linsenmeier - General Manager, Consumer Healthcare Canada

David Linsenmeier is General Manager of GSK Consumer Healthcare Canada. In this role he is responsible for leading the Consumer Healthcare Canada team to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence, and full engagement. David also sits as a member of GSK's Canadian Country Management Board. Prior to the formation of the Joint Venture, he was General Manager of Novartis Consumer Health Canada and a member of the global Integration Planning Team.

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Annie Bourgault, Deputy Compliance Officer

Annie is a seasoned lawyer with wide-ranging pharmaceutical experience in the areas of sales, marketing as well as business operations for ethics and compliance.
She has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for the past 17 years. She is currently GSK’s Deputy Compliance Officer. Prior to this, Annie held positions of increasing responsibilities as a Sales Representative, Promotional Manager, Associate Director, Marketing Operations as well as Compliance Lead for Canada, for two major Pharmaceutical Companies.

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Nicole Stuart – Human Resources Country Head

Nicole Stuart has been with GSK since 2012 and was appointed Human Resources Country Head in January 2017. Nicole is responsible for leading the Canadian Human Resources team, who support all of the GSK business units across the country – Pharma, Consumer Healthcare, Biologicals, ViiV Healthcare, GMS and Support Functions – to deliver value to our patients, consumers and employees. Nicole is a member of the Canadian Country Management Board.

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