Originally working as a qualified Intensive Care Unit Nurse in the UK and Saudi Arabia, Richard managed a British Aerospace Medical Centre in Saudi, returning to the UK in 1990 to join Ciba-Geigy in Pharma sales roles, Sales Management and ultimately CNS portfolio Brand Management. He moved to the CRO sector in 1997 with Covance, then Fisher Clinical Services in Health Economics/Reimbursement and Marketing roles, then leading a BD and Proposals unit at Quintiles before joining Daiichi-Sankyo in 2005. The following thirteen years in clinical development outsourcing (moving to Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma in 2009 to become Global Outsourcing Lead) have included EU and global level achievements ranging from creating a new outsourcing and contracts function, negotiating global CRO agreements whilst building long-term, effective, CRO working relationships. Since January 2017 Richard has been working on a freelance basis with financial, pharma and biotech companies on a broad range of clinical outsourcing projects. This has required extensive negotiation of vendor and site contracts whilst, in parallel, supporting Pharmaceutical Contract Management Group (PCMG) as Committee Chair on a voluntary basis since 2013, having joined this Pharma outsourcing association in 2006.
EducationEcclesbourne Grammar, DerbyshireDerbyshire School of NursingKingston University Business School