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API Synthesis, CRO Management and New Business Development Consultant for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Technical Consultant #1509


  • Research, development and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).
  • Operation of contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) serving the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Start up of new business in the global pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industries.
  • Experienced with pharmaceutical compliance issues related to health, safety, environment and quality regulations.
  • Senior management positions with record of business unit revenue growth rates of 30% - 75% while controlling the cost base.
  • Driver of continuous improvement, major change programs, mergers and acquisitions, inward/outward technology transfer, new product registration, commercial manufacture and implementation of major IT programs for business improvement.
  • Implemented new concepts in the design of facilities for high containment pharmaceuticals.


Independent Consultant, 2007 - Present

  • API process and research and development.
  • Safe handling of highly potent compounds.
  • Occupational hygiene and health monitoring.
  • New process scale-up.
  • Process hazard assessment.
  • Environmental compliance.
  • cGMP standards.
  • Clinical supply to phases I, II and III and commercial manufacture.
  • Supply of materials from custom synthesis sources (GMP or non-GMP).

Almac Sciences, Craigavon, Ireland, Vice President of Technical Operations, 2002 - 2007

  • For CMO company, strategic development and performance of the GMP Manufacturing Business Unit.
  • Full P&L responsibility for the Business Unit.
  • Responsible for all aspects of process research and development.
  • Responsible for quality control, plant and process validation, maintenance, HSE, clean room standards, scheduling, logistics and 24 hour per day manufacturing.
  • Negotiated and approved new business proposals and contracts.
  • Designed, commissioned and validated specialized manufacturing facilities for highly potent APIs substances.
  • Compliance with ISO14001, Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control, Good Manufacturing Practice and Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Introduced new process hazard assessment techniques.

Oxford Asymmetry, Oxfordshire, England, Head of Process Development and Plant Operations, 1997 - 2002

  • At a CRO had responsibility for process development and GMP manufacturing operations.
  • Oversaw the design, construction, commissioning qualification and validation of an $18 million pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.
  • Implemented ISO14001 accreditation and Integrated Pollution Control compliance.
  • Participated in successful audits by the FDA, HSE and EPA.
  • Implemented Enterprise Resource and Planning IT tools for data analysis.

Hickson PharmaChem, Cork, Ireland, Technical Manager, 1986 - 1997

  • At a pharmaceutical contract manufacture organization, responsible for all aspects of technical support for 2 full scale pharmaceutical contract manufacturing plants.
  • Year on year continuous improvement projects as part of customer service to constantly lower the cost of goods and optimize asset utilization.
  • Participated in successful FDA , ISO and NSAI audits.
  • ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation.
  • Introduced statistical techniques for production monitoring and optimization, computerized process simulation and semi-continuous processing technology.

Arran Chemical Co., Galway, Ireland, Research and Development Manage, 1985 - 1986

  • At a specialty chemical manufacturer, responsible for a small R&D team designing chemical processes for manufacturing and supplying customer samples.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


  • Ph.D. Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Queen's University of Belfast, Ireland
  • B.Sc. Chemistry, Award winning first class honors, Queen's University of Belfast, Ireland
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