Phil Thomson

Senior Vice President, Comms & Government Affairs


Phil was appointed Senior Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs in 2014. He is a member of the Corporate Executive Team. He has responsibility for Media Relations, Investor Relations, Corporate Responsibility, Internal Communications, Product Communications, Government Affairs and GSK's Global Brand and Community Partnerships.

Phil joined Glaxo Wellcome as a commercial trainee in 1996, moving from pharmaceutical brand marketing to product communications. In 1999 he became a Director of Media Relations for Glaxo Wellcome plc and in 2001, took up the position of Director, Investor Relations for GSK. In 2004, he returned to Corporate Media Relations as Vice President. During his time with GSK, Phil has worked on various matters related to corporate strategy and performance, product and data announcements, and issues related to GSK’s reputation.

Phil earned his degree in English and History from Durham University.