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About Agos Pharma

Agos Pharma is founded by dedicated healthcare professionals who have spent a lifetime bringing medicines to patients.

Our Story

Most innovation comes from smaller pharma and biotech.  However, we saw that they need presentation and strategic support, especially outside of their home region.  They often partner with large CROs or large pharma, and this is not always the best solution for them, their products or – most importantly – the patients awaiting their innovative products.

I set up Agos Pharma with the most capable people I have worked with in over 30 years in the business of developing medicines.  We ensure that your products receive the best in oversight and development outside of your region and, if needed, worldwide.

In all that time in the industry, I never found a top-quality IT vendor that specialised in the healthcare industry.  So, I set up AgosIT with my colleague, Liam Rogers.

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Agos Pharma can, together with AgosIT, ensure that you can use the best quality IT systems in the most cost-effective and flexible manner.

Board of Directors

Geoff Hiskett

Geoff Hiskett

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants

CFO

  • Experienced independent Finance Director
  • Specialized in providing quality financial information and process to owner managed businesses
  • Supporting growth and exit strategies
  • Broad sector experience including manufacturing, specialist care, childcare, motor sport and pharmaceutical services
Peter Kennerley

Peter Kennerley

MB ChB, DA (UK), Dip Pharm Med, FFPM, MTOPRA

CEO

  • Moved from Clinical Medicine to Pharma industry in 1987
  • Former Senior Medical Assessor for the UK Regulatory Agency
  • Brought multiple successful products to market both as blockbusters and as niche products
  • Established global drug safety processes and overseen multiple successful regulatory procedures
  • Extensive experience in negotiations with European national regulatory authorities as well as the European Medicines Agency
  • Track record of success globally
Liz McCann

Liz McCann

BSc (Hons), DipClinSci, DipBS

Board Director

  • Joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1987 as a Clinical Research Associate to work on successful IND studies for pravastatin
  • Helped establish a national clinical research group for Amgen
  • Established a global clinical trials research department for a specialized CRO and was instrumental in many successful worldwide programs for novel therapeutics and rescue studies

Senior Management Team

Leigh-Anne Blair

Leigh-Anne Blair

BSc

Senior Clinical Operations Consultant

  • Over 20 years of experience in clinical research within academic, small pharma/biotech and CRO environments
  • Lead the operational development and management of multiple, global, phase I-Iv clinical trials with a focus in Haematology and oncology
  • Supported small pharma & biotechs in expanding their studies internationally
  • Experienced in KOL engagement
  • Experienced in vendor selection, management and oversight
Louise Hall

Louise Hall

BSc (Hons)

Senior Regulatory Affairs Consultant

  • Extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry with a background in biological product development
  • Experienced in all aspects of regulatory affairs for both biologics and small molecules
  • Proven track record in delivering regulatory strategies and submissions for products in development and marketed products
  • Co-ordinated and managed projects ranging from scientific advice/protocol assistance, ODD, PIPs, CTAs, pre-submission meetings, MAAs and lifecycle management for EU centrally approved products.
  • Managed interactions and negotiations with regulatory authorities within the EU
Peter Welburn

Peter Welburn

PhD

VP Australasia

  • Managed the establishment of a new Australian affiliate of Global Pharma Company
  • Led the Research and Development team that developed a new treatment for skin cancer from laboratory to market in Australia
  • Implemented a global sales force training model including technical, product and sales training.
  • Achieved successful new product launches in a number of therapeutic areas
  • Directed a global development of the worlds first combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccine
Claire van Leersum

Claire van Leersum

BSc Hons, MRQA

Senior Quality Consultant

  • Pharmaceutical industry since 1986. R&D, CRO and consultancy. Quality Assurance professional since 1991
  • Associate Director for global CQA department in large CRO
  • Director of Independent Consultancy company since 2011, providing advice & guidance, interim management, training, preparation for, & management of, regulatory inspections and auditing services.
  • Proven experience of set-up and development of Quality Systems
  • Trained, competent and experienced auditor and a proven trainer and mentor
  • Active member of Research Quality Association (RQA, previously BARQA) since 1991. Served on GMP, Publications and Program committees. Extensive network of QA peers and colleagues.
Ruth Casserley

Ruth Casserley

BSc(Hons), PGDip, CBiol MRSB, MRQA, FPIPA

Senior Pharmacovigilance Consultant

  • Joined the Pharmaceutical Industry in 1991 and moved to Pharmacovigilance (PV) in 2001.
  • Founded a successful PV consultancy business providing support to small, medium and large companies across the lifecycle of their products.
  • Established the PV and Medical Information department at a large European generic pharmaceutical company and grew the team from two to ten members.
  • Experienced in implementation and improvement of global PV processes.
  • Competent Pharmacovigilance auditor, specialising in Good Pharmacovigilance Practices.
Tristan Potkins

Tristan Potkins

BSc (Hons)

Operations Manager

  • A Honours degree in Business Management from Anglia Ruskin University accredited by the Chartered Management Institute
  • Experienced key account manager inclusive of client engagement and negotiation of competitive terms
  • Business development background, successfully sourcing new business opportunities
  • Worked in upper Management across two retailers overseeing multiple departments responsible for improving KPIs ranging from cash loss to customer satisfaction

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