Board Advisor



Big Business Experience



Big Business Experience

Pro Bono Consulting

Bitrobius Genetics


Executive Board Advisor. Over 40 years of Pharma / Life Science experience with more than 20 years at AstraZeneca. 12 years consulting to Big Pharma.

Currently working with SME’s to provide expert guidance on early-stage assessment exit, negotiation support and scale-up.

All consulting and advisory work is based on real-life hands-on experience, not textbook theories. Life Science experience fully transferable into a general business environment.


  • Sc. (Hons) Biological Sciences. Joint Honours Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Numerous accreditations to deliver training and coaching in:
  • Strategic Selling
  • Conceptual Selling
  • Large Account Management Practice
  • Insights Personality Profiling and Team Building
  • Building and developing High Performing Teams
  • Cap Gemini Trained facilitator for change management tools and technique
  • AstraZeneca Marketing Diploma
  • AstraZeneca accreditation by the AZ Sales Force Excellence Academy on SFE diagnosis, design interventions, deliver and measure improvements
  • AZ Marketing Excellence – benchmark, identify weaknesses, design interventions, deliver using AZ Marketing Excellence Toolkit, set new metrics, measure and evaluate

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Early-stage assessment of viability for the product and pitch deck development to optimize funding outcome.
  • Asset development to commercial exit points, negotiation support to sell the asset and pitch deck support throughout funding rounds.
  • Scale-up strategies and international expansion.

Scope of work has included:

Establishing New Business in New Markets

Go-to-Market Models including using distributor partners

Strategic planning and Marketing/Business Planning

Improving Current Business in Current markets

Driving new business in new markets

Pitch deck preparation


Senior management P&L experience sustained for seven years at AstraZeneca across 18 International Markets

Breadth and depth of experience across sales, marketing, supply chain and General Management in the UK, Europe and Middle East Africa Regions

Strong commercial and financial acumen across sales, marketing and supply chain and distribution

Successful record of establishing new business in new markets

Marketing & Strategic Business Planning

Brand and Product Management

Scaleup experience

Setting up and managing an exports business

Identifying and selecting distributors

Negotiating disposals and alliances