- Member, Chartered Institute of Management, 2007 – 2008
- Member, Association of MBA's, 2007 - 2008
- ITIL Foundation in Service Management, 2007
IT & Operations Management
“Calm under fire, organised and strategic. Brian is great at taking a step back from operational issues, identifying the real issue and attacking it's causes. This is vital in a Service Delivery role as well as many others, and he was very effective at it. He was a role model to me in terms of management thinking and is a real leader and motivator of people.” Service Delivery Manager, Hewlett-Packard
“Brian is thoughtful and diligent in whatever he does and is committed to getting the job done on time in full. He has operated as an excellent project manager” UK Quality Director, Piramal Healthcare
“Brian is a very comitted, methodical, task orientated worker. He sets high standards for himself and others and always works hard to achieve the goals and deadlines he has set. He likes to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries in order to achieve the desired results. He is a motivational people manager who inspires others to do well while also keeping an eye on their personal welfare. He is pleasant, likeable and easy to get along with.” Validation Manager , NPIL Pharmaceuticals
“Brian was an excellent manager. He had a wealth of knowledge about validation and shared that with those who worked for him. However, he also encouraged input from all team members when new projects were undertaken, listening to other ideas and taking the time to explain why something would or would not work. He was a great motivator and actively sought to move people on in their careers. Brian enjoyed the prospect of a problem to be solved, always looking for new and better ways to approach things and he encouraged team members to do the same.” Quality Officer, NPIL Pharmaceuticals
“Brian was a great manager to work for. He was a strong leader, challenge orientated, hard working and motivational. As a manager he always supported individuals during times of change whether they agreed or disagreed with the changes being put in place. He was a good listener and went out of his way to help with personal development of his staff whether that be to develop skills in their current role or to further their future development.” Validation Specialist , NPIL Pharmaceuticals
“During my time working with him, Brian showed exceptional motivational characteristics. He encouraged empowerment of work colleagues while using his expertise, knowledge and experience when a situation required it. A professional approach was used in his role at all times resulting in outstanding management characteristics. I would not hesitate working with Brian in the future.”
Validation Specialist, NPIL Pharmaceuticals
“Brian was instrumental in getting me settled into my role at MiServices. He was always very generous with his time, a great listener with an extensive technical knowledge. While he doesn't suffer fools gladly, he has a gift to cut straight through large amounts of information to identify the key issues and offer solutions to them. He was more than happy to work as part of a team or alone and never gave less than 100%; combined with his calm outlook, he is an inspiration to others.”
Senior Consultant , MiServices
I have 14 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and IT Services Industries where I have had a variety of different roles. I am often described as 'a person who gets things done'. I am particularly good at using my technical and operational knowledge to identify key issues and determine solutions to resolve these. I am looking for the right opportunity within an organisation where my trouble-shooting, change management and leadership skills would be of value.
A global technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions which offers IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and also imaging and printing. Responsibilities include working with clients to translate business requirements into technical solutions. Working with both internal and external stakeholders to identify and resolve business issues.
A Quality and Compliance services provider to the Pharmaceutical industry. Reporting to the Chief Executive / Owner. Responsibilities included primarily providing consultancy support in the quality and IT fields to pharmaceutical clients.Major Achievements:
2005 – 2007 Validation Manager, Pfizer / NPIL Pharmaceuticals, NorthumberlandThe world's largest research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical company with approximately 85,000 employees in more than 150 countries. Reported to the Quality Director and managed seven members of staff. Responsibilities included turning around a department that was failing to meet its objectives after being offered a permanent role within the Senior Management Team. Acted as a change agent to drive through improvement projects by presenting to and influencing the Site Executive Management team.
An independent consulting organisation providing quality, compliance and IT systems implementation services to blue chip companies. Reported to the Director of Life Sciences. Responsibilities included guiding different project teams through the full software system life cycle for pharmaceutical clients. Identified client requirements on site and developed plans to address them.
The UK subsidiary of Merck & Co, Inc, a leading research-based pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of innovative pharmaceutical products. Reported to the IS Director. Responsibilities included managing the integration of mandatory corporate validation initiatives into the site IT compliance programme. Acted as a point of contact for both corporate and other European site representatives to answer questions and provide advice on validation issues. Also provided technical system and database administration support for laboratory and work-scheduling systems.
Reported to the Reference Standards Lab Manager. Responsibilities included ensuring that the program of certification work for laboratory standards was completed on time so that the standards could be dispensed and used by sites without disrupting any production schedules. Also developed new analytical methods to improve certification method processing time and robustness.