I graduated in Natural Sciences from Christ's College Cambridge in 1981, and
since then I have enjoyed a varied career within the pharmaceutical industry. I
spent twenty years working for major multinational companies, with ten of those
years in quality assurance and ten in new product development and project management.
In 2002, I helped to found
Pharmaceutical Development Services, and helped drive it to becoming one of
the UK's foremost CMC consultancies. I still work with them for some projects,
and happily recommend my clients to use their regulatory and formulation
GMP, Quality Management and regulatory compliance have always been important to me, along with
working to a high personal code of ethics and integrity.
I have a rare blend of expertise in managing interfaces, whether between
factories, or between R&D and Production. Since 2001, I have been consulting to
the pharmaceutical industry, focused on GMP, quality management and quality systems,
and providing services to companies at every stage of development from
pre-clinical to post-commercialisation.
An analytical chemist by training, I am eligible for nomination as a Qualified Person under the permanent
provisions of EU Directives 2001/83/EC and 2001/20/EC.
I am a Chartered Chemist
and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered
Quality Professional, a member
of the Pharmaceutical Quality Group and of the International Society for
Pharmaceutical Engineering. I am also certified by the API Compliance Institute as
an auditor of API manufacturing units against ICHQ7.
I am also a member of the
Xiota network of senior consultants to the life sciences sector.
Outside of the industry, I am a Neurolinguistic
Programming (NLP) Business Practitioner, enjoy scuba diving, rowing and weight
training, and am a practised tinkerer with computers. Married with one son,
I also speak fluent Spanish.