Executive Steering Group

Why is the steering group so important?

The group comprises senior industry leaders, officials from the Department of Health and key healthcare professionals.

This group of professionals provides a vital role in helping PharmaTimes to design the competition so that its content accurately reflects the latest business thinking and the environment in which clinical researchers are working.

By including clinical researchers’ customers on the judging panel we are able to ensure that the PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition both identifies those individuals and teams who understand the needs of the customer, and rewards the best clinical researchers in their field.

Who are the Executive Steering Group?

Carol Parish (Chair) Chief Operating Officer Invex Therapeutics
Paul Quinn (Vice Chair) Consultant PQ Clinical Consulting
Karen Barker Consultant Consultant
Caroline Stanton Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance Bio Script
Liz Eagling-Vose COO/CFO Enesi Pharma
Rohini Beavon Senior Group Director Astra Zeneca
Victoria Hawkins Director, Global Operations ICON
Jennifer Harris Director of Research Policy | Life sciences R&D ABPI
Nicola Yallop Head of Business Development and Marketing NIHR
Kylie Gyertson Head of Clinical Trials UCLH
Jackie Powell Consultant Consultant
Kim Clark Director of Clinical Research, Respiratory & Skin GSK
Nigel Jones Vice President, Global Clinical Development Endo
Marie Craig CRA Manager MSD
Leigh Thompson Director/Supervisor of Study Management Pfizer
Ann Blair Consultant Consultant
Gillian Waite Head of Clinical Research Bayer
Lauren Dutoit Director: Clinical Transformation, Clinical Operations PPD
Ian Hodgson Vice President Clinical Research TMC Pharma
Sofiia Fokina Head of North West Europe Site Management IQVIA
Divya Chadhamanek Senior Vice President, Clinical Development EYE BIO
Alison Mcgrory Senior Director - Country Head UK & Ireland (Clinical Operations) PPD
Alison McMorn VP, Clinical Development Amo Pharma
Di Lewis Vice President Medable
Grainne Burley Director of Clinical Operations PAREXEL

Technical Committee

Anthony Poynton Executive Director, Program Delivery, Rare Disease & Pediatrics Premier Research
Jelena Kunic Vice President, Head of SSU Customer Success Department Syenos
Donna Little Regional Lead Clinical FSP (Western Europe) Labcorp
Benjamin Benskin Senior Director, Strategic Client Accounts Lightship.
Rosie Mckellar Expert in RBQM World Wide


Key dates

Entry Opens
Entry Closes
Singles Finals Day
Team Finals Day
Awards Event
Clinical Researcher of the Year - The Americas