Meet the team
Based in Dublin, we provide our pharmacy partners with all the support they need to deliver the best possible service for their customers. Our Support Office team provide CarePlus Pharmacies with expertise in Marketing, Store Development, Store Operations, Category Management, Purchasing, Customer Engagement, Finance and Information Technology.
  • John Carroll

    Chief Executive

    Pharmacist John Carroll founded and established Axium Buying Group in 2009. Axium is the largest independent community pharmacy buying group in Ireland, supplying over 550 independent pharmacies. John is originally from Kerry and now lives in Kildare with his family.
  • Peter Hynes
    Chief Procurement Officer
    Peter brings 15+ years’ retail experience to his role of Chief Procurement Officer, having previously worked as Commercial Director (Wholesale) for Navi Group, and prior to that for Lidl Ireland and Applegreen in a variety of Senior Commercial and Operational roles.
  • Leigh Herron
    Chief Financial Officer
    Leigh brings 20+ years’ experience to the CFO role with prior senior positions in Finance, Operations, Business Development and General Management in the Manufacturing, Technology and Software Development industries. Most recently, Leigh lead the transformation of 2 UK-based recycling and manufacturing businesses.
  • Aisling Smith
    Head of Business Relationship Management
    Aisling joined Navi in 2017 via our graduate programme. She spent some time in OTC Buying before moving on to the position of Retail Operations Manager, managing a group of our franchisees. In her current role as Head of Business Relationship Management, she manages all customer relationships across franchise, broker, IT & marketing.
  • Breege McTigue
    Director of Customer Engagement
    Breege brings extensive experience to her position, having over 20 years' experience in Customer Support and Operational roles. She has created a robust management system by implementing CRM, which aids Navi Group in training, relationship management, and customer support. Her strategic vision and leadership have consistently led to improved customer relationships and positive customer experiences.
  • Finn McCann
    Chief Technology Officer
    Finn brings 25+ years’ experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer, including the successful delivery of IT projects and services in the software, telecommunications and retail industries. His expertise includes software strategy and managing complex IT systems to deliver business value.