Brian brings over 25 years of extensive technical leadership experience. As Vice President of Chemical Development with Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), Brian was responsible for the transfer, scale-up and registration of multiple new products in a range therapeutic of areas including oncology, virology and antibiotics. His achievements included undertaking the due diligence and successfully transferring an entire portfolio of drugs from a single manufacturing site and outsourcing the production to multiple different CMOs in various countries. Brian has also significant operational expertise having been general manager of a manufacturing facility for BMS.
Brian recently supported Science Foundation Ireland (the Irish Government research funding organisation) in the effective management of funding programmes across diverse areas including life sciences, ICT and sustainable energy. He serves as a pro bono Board member of Debra Ireland, the charity supporting families and patients with the debilitating disease, epidermolysis bullosa. Brian holds a BSc and PhD from University College Dublin, Ireland as well as Diplomas in Management, Finance and Corporate Governance.