Donald Johnstone

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Donald Johnstone

Donald spent his career in the Pharmaceutical industry. He started in field sales, progressing to management and led a stable and successful regional sales team before taking up a training manager position where he designed and delivered many effective induction and personal development programmes for sales representatives.

Donald subsequently moved into Human Resources, firstly setting up and consolidating an HR function for a startup Pharma company. After gaining experience in a specialist Talent Development role at UCB, he then became HR Business Partner Commercial for Allergan. During 7 years in this role Donald worked with leaders of teams in sales, marketing and allied Commercial functions to deliver on high-volume recruitment, achieve positive outcomes on a wide variety of employee relations issues and support multiple team and organisational change projects.

During his long career in HR Donald’s specialism and passion was supporting the recruitment and personal/career development of Sales & Marketing professionals. Now working as a freelance trainer and tutor, he continues this interest by supporting students working towards marketing and leadership qualifications with the Professional Academy.