Oldfield Resigns from DHSC but Continues Career in Life Science


CEO and Director General of Life Sciences, Steve Oldfield, has made the decision to resign from his positions, departing from the Civil Service before the start of November in order to pursue his profession in other public and commercial sectors.

Mr Oldfield has a wealth of experience in top executive roles internationally across the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. After successful ventures in businesses including Procter & Gamble, Sanofi, and Teva, he came to the Department of Health and Social Care in October 2017.

“CEO and Director General of Life Sciences, Steve Oldfield, has made the decision to resign from his position“

In his five-year period at DHSC, Oldfield effectively developed a novel pricing agreement with the pharmaceutical sector, handled several issues with healthcare supplies, and oversaw the Office for Life Sciences.

Shona Dunn, Second Permanent Secretary, explained that “Steve’s contribution in government has been fantastic and he leaves behind a legacy of strong collaboration between industry and government. We are very sorry to see him go but wish him the very best in his future endeavours and his ongoing commitment to the life sciences sector.”

Steve Oldfield commented: “I have loved my time in government and consider myself privileged to have played a part in navigating the country’s healthcare and commercial challenges of recent years. I have learnt what dealing with true complexity and uncertainty really means; I have been grateful for the tremendous collaboration from colleagues and industry partners. I have also worked with some of the most talented, dedicated and lovely people I’ve ever met.”

“My passion for the life sciences is stronger than ever, and I look forward to continuing to bring my energy to the sector, in the UK and globally.”

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