OHE Expert Profile

Richard Torbett

Member of the Board of Trustees

Dr Richard Torbett joined ABPI in July 2015 and previously held the role of Executive Director of Economic, Health and Commercial Policy. In this role, Richard was responsible for pricing policy (including the Voluntary Scheme for Medicine Policy and Access -VPAS); Health Technology Assessment as well as the organisation’s partnership activities with the NHS throughout the UK.

Richard has spent the last 14 years working in the pharmaceutical industry. Immediately prior to joining ABPI he was the Chief Economist at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) where he was responsible for strategy as well as economic analysis and EFPIA’s relations with international economic institutions. He also spent six years at Pfizer Inc., most recently as Senior Director and Head of International Affairs.

Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Richard worked as a government economist. He was a Senior Economist at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the UK. As a Government official, he held a number of posts at DTI, Cabinet Office and the European Commission.

Read more at: https://www.abpi.org.uk/leadership/dr-richard-torbett/

Richard Torbett