Anne Woods Director

Anne has over 18 years experience in business development, stakeholder relations, cross functional leadership, and strategic planning.  She began her career in pension and benefits consulting as an analyst and steadily moved through roles of increasing responsibility including, sales, marketing, and client relations.  Ten years ago, Anne transitioned into the pharmaceutical industry when she joined Sandoz (the generic division of Novartis AG). 

Anne then took on a management role at Novartis Pharma where she played a key role in developing, leading, and implementing the corporate long term care and pharmacy strategy.  Anne has experience in the following therapeutic areas osteoporosis, neuroscience, ophthalmology, cardiovascular, diabetes, biologics, and vaccines.

Most recently, Anne was a director in the Health Industry Information Services (HIIS) division at IMS Brogan.  The HIIS team provided consulting solutions for pharmacy, private payers, and government.  Anne’s team successfully developed custom solutions for Canada’s major pharmacy chains.  Anne was also a member of the leadership task force charged with improving job satisfaction and employee engagement.

Anne studied Biology at McGill University, completed her Masters degree in Leadership Studies at the University of Guelph and holds her Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Pangaea Express: Private Payer Update - Partnerships with Pharma

In recent years, we have seen the influence of private payers steadily rising.  The impact is widely seen in the United States and for some time we have anticipated the first major deal with brand Pharma in Canada.