The Team at Inspired Pharma

Short Bio's of the people involved delivering our training courses and consultancy services

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Dominic Parry

Dominic Parry has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1992, and is a leading pharmaceutical quality management specialist. He worked for 4 years at Evans Medical Limited (now Novartis Vaccines) as a Production Development Scientist. He then moved to Hoechst Marion Roussel (now Patheon, UK), where he worked for 4 years as a Quality Assurance Officer and then Validation Manager for the sterile manufacturing operations.

Over the past 15 years he has worked as a leading pharmaceutical GMP trainer and Quality Management System specialist. He works closely with pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers on evaluating, developing and continually improving their quality systems.

He is generally recognised as one of the leading GMP trainers in the UK and brings an enormous amount of interest, enthusiasm and fun into the training he presents. He is Managing Director of Inspired Pharma Training Ltd.

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Peter Lavis

Peter is arguably the finest Quality Management Systems tutor in the business, his enthusiasm for quality system thinking and his outstanding training abilities have gained him international praise and appeal.  He is an IRCA registered Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor.  Peter is an enthusiastic trainer with over 30 years of quality and industrial experience, including spending the past 15 years working closely with pharmaceutical organisations small and large.

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Mike Breese

Mike has over 35 years of successful and varied experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. During that time he undertook a range of scientific as well as managerial roles for multi-national companies in Research & Development, Clinical Trials, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance. He has also travelled extensively throughout the world playing a critical role in the setting up and development of major manufacturing facilities and sites. In his current role he provides services as a contract Qualified Person and pharmaceutical consultant.

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Andy Martin

Andy started working in the Pharmaceutical industry in 1985 as a lab technician for Smith & Nephew.  Following this he had a number of roles culminating when he took over as QA Microbiology Manager.   In 2003 he moved into Pharmaceutical Training and then in 2007 he moved back into Microbiology when he took up the position of Microbiology Manager for Catalent Pharma Solutions.  Since 2012 he has operated as a consultant specialising in Microbiology and Quality Systems.

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Ray Munden

Ray has over 35 years of experience working in Pharmaceutical Development  in a range of scientific and managerial roles. During this period he has been actively involved in product development, stability testing, stability sample and facilities management, mainly for GlaxoSmithKline. He has a particular expertise in stability testing, for which he has run numerous training courses, and is an acknowledged expert in the efficient design of stability protocols.

Peter Deegan

Peter joins Inspired Pharma from AstraZeneca, where he led the QA function for regulatory GXP compliance. Peter is a GMP Qualified Person and an expert in GxP Quality Management Systems where he brings a wealth of current practical international auditing and training experience from industry. With over 25 years GMP, Regulatory Affairs and ISO 9001 Quality Systems experience, Peter also specialises in international QMS, Japan, India and Middle East.

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Mark Powell

Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry with over 25 years’ experience as an analytical chemist. He is an expert in chromatography, spectroscopy and pharmaceutical dissolution testing.  Until September 2013, he was Scientific Manager at Quay Pharmaceuticals, a contract research and manufacturing organisation, where he was responsible for analytical development and technical training.  He now works as a trainer and consultant specialising in laboratory quality systems, chemical analysis and technical writing.

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Douglas Thorogood

Doug is a highly experienced Quality Assurance and Sterility Assurance practioner.  His former roles includes senior management positions in Production, QC and QA, Regulatory Affairs and Research Development for Baxter Healthcare located in U.K., U.S.A. and Belgium. His experience also includes the use and application of isolator technology and development of Aseptic Processes.  His qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and a Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology.

David Thompson

David is a Computer Systems Validation and Compliance expert. He has worked in the IT/Computer Systems arena for almost 30 years, the last 16 years he has provided Consultancy, Auditing and Training to the pharmaceutical/biotech and healthcare industry across the UK, Europe, Asia and the U.S.A. He is a Chartered Engineer with both the MIET and the MInstMC and a member of the GAMP MES SIG. He is involved in our data integrity and computers systems auditing courses.

Martin Lale

Martin Lale has worked within the pharmaceutical and packaging industries since 1978.  He initially worked at Wellcome for 10 years within Packaging Development, before moving to Bristol Myers Squibb to become the Nightshift Operations Manager for a further 4 years.  In addition he has also worked for Mallinckrodt Animal Health, Eli Lilly and GSK in a variety of supply chain and leadership roles over 20 years.  In the last few years he has worked on implementing new quality systems and helping suppliers improve their performance.

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Ron Orme

Ron has been involved in the learning and development industry for over 20 years. He is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute and in 2004 received the LPI ‘Colin Corder’ award for outstanding services to the training industry. He is the architect behind our website and our learning platform and also develops the web-based learning courses that we now offer to support many of our learning programmes. In addition he also provides general business support on strategy and sales and marketing.

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Katy Charles

Katy has been involved in the learning industry for over 20 years working in a variety of sales and marketing roles. She offers specialist sales and marketing support to Inspired Pharma Training. Katy is involved in preliminary discussions with clients and contacts about new course initiatives and how they might benefit from a more detailed review with one of our experts.