Our innovative management team are constantly focussed on solutions, collectively drawing from their substantial experience in the clinical research industry..Key members of our Management Team include:
- Mike Porter - Senior Director - Business Development and Human Resources
Mike Porter is a Senior Business Development Director with responsibility for forging corporate relationships in clinical research on a global level. As part of the Senior Management Team he oversees strategic and operational activities to enhance company reputation and generate prospects to achieve company’s ambitious growth.
Mike is also Senior Director for Human Resources responsible for recruitment and staff retention. With more than 30 years’ experience in HR, Mike has a comprehensive understanding of employment legislation and is highly experienced in change management supporting individuals, teams and the organisation to realise company ambitions.
- Wendy Baird - Senior Director, Contracts & Compliance
With 12 years experience in clinical research, Wendy is accountable for global contracting, group insurance programs, corporate and IT compliance.
Wendy works across our network partners, Sponsors and CROs and is deeply passionate about investigator sites, efficient performance, customer satisfaction, profitability and business growth.
She leads internal professional standards and business practices throughout the company by establishing and integrating global policy, process, best practice, information solutions and managing corporate risk,
A proven track record of defining and executing company strategy, business initiatives and identifying value-creating transactions, Wendy also has extensive experience in M&A, business development, performance management and corporate governance.
- Yvette Erasmus - Chief Operations Officer MeDiNova Africa, Asia and Russia
Yvette Erasmus is a qualified Registered Nurse, Phlebotomist and Occupational Nurse who has considerable experience in clinical research. Her current role is the Chief Operations Officer for MeDiNova Africa, Asia & Russia. Yvette’s invaluable contribution and work to promote clinical research is widely recognised both in South Africa and the other countries for which she responsible.
- Rachael Buck Ph.D - Senior Director Programme Management
Rachael has a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and over fifteen years’ experience in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research with a proven track record in key clinical trial functions, from project, data and budget management to patient access, site support and global site network relationship management. Rachael’s successful operational and process management, coupled with a great attention to detail, broad reaching analytical skills and an innovative approach enable successful study optimisation and delivery
- Annabel Elliott - Senior Director - Quality Assurance
Annabel is a very experienced Quality Director with significant experience in clinical research, pharmaceutical and vaccines industries. With a degree in Applied Biology (Microbiology) Annabel has worked throughout the industry for over twenty years. She has extensive knowledge of quality systems, auditing, regulatory requirements and hosting competent regulatory inspections, including MHRA and FDA. As Senior Director of Quality, Annabel is instrumental in helping to sustain and optimise quality working practices, ensuring that a robust and effective quality management system is in place including SOPs, operational quality activities and an internal audit programme.
- Kannahi Muthalagappan - Senior Director - Business Development
- Caroline Endersbee - Director of UK Patient Engagement
Caroline is responsible for overseeing the strategic management of patient recruitment. Using her extensive knowledge of marketing, web 2.0, social media and market trends, she proactively develops, implements and drives inventive recruitment strategies to ensure maximum effective patient reach and engagement. Caroline’s role serves as one of the key operational interfaces between MeDiNova and client requirements with prime focus on patient engagement to ensure patient recruitment is both innovative and effective
- Bhavna Iyer - Director, Business Optimisation
Bhavna has worked in the Clinical Research industry for a decade, across all phases and within the clinical, laboratory and management divisions. She uses her wealth of experience as a site personnel, clinical manager and project manager to give valuable insight into clinical practice. As global project manager for MeDiNova she works with all our sites across feasibility, operations, patient recruitment, quality assurance, finance, contracts and compliance, ensuring that all new sites are aligned with our exacting business model and to support sites to optimise their operations and maximise their potential.
- Julie Gray - Business Director - Southern Region
- Elvir Hotic - Head of IT and Business Analysis
- Cath Fallows - Business Director - Northern Region
- Sivagami Muthiah - Business Manager - London
- Claire Lyons - Global Feasibility Lead
- Michelle Clarkson - In-house Legal Counsel