Executive Steering Group

The Executive Steering Group (ESG) comprises both senior industry leaders and key stakeholders. This esteemed committee of professionals provides a vital role in helping PharmaTimes to design the competition so that its content accurately reflects the environment in which clinical researchers in the Americas are are working.

The ESG is tasked with developing appropriate categories and identifying key competencies, which are measured and developed through participation. The ESG is also responsible for deciding who will be next to join the Alumni of past pharma winners.

Membership of the ESG is by invitation only and is free to senior clinical leaders from sponsor organisations and through the purchase of an annual membership fee for CRO/Service organisations.

To learn more about the benefits of purchasing a membership please contact Anna Yeardley at anna.yeardley@pharmatimes.com or +44 (0)1372 414283

Kim BoerickeExecutive Vice President, Global Project ManagementICON PLC
Roger BoutinExecutive Director, Strategic MarketingPRA Health Sciences
Joan ChambersSenior Strategic AdvisorSCORR Marketing
Suzanne DayDirector Clinical OperationsPRA Health Sciences
Deborah DonnellySr Director Clinical OperationsICON PLC
Melissa HolbrookVice President Site and Patient Networks Business Operations and Global Head Investigator EventsQuintilesIMS
Mark LacyPresident & CEOBenchmark Research
Melissa NezosChair and Executive Director, Clinical OperationsChiltern
Debbie PenceAssociate Director, Clinician CVOTPfizer
Susan RombergSenior Vice President, Clinical OperationsPremier Research
Debbie RosenbaumConsultantSarrison Clinical Research
Donna SchuSenior Director, Global Operations, Strategic SolutionsPRA Health Sciences
Nicholas SpittalVice President, Clinical Development - OphthalmologyINC Research/inVentiv Health


Key dates

MCQ and Essay Deadline
Finals Day
Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation
International Clinical Researcher of the Year