the team

Our Research Centres are staffed with our full-time Research Physicians, Nurses, Dexa Technicians, Healthcare assistants and other trained medical staff. With their attention focused entirely on conducting clinical trials, our teams are able to build up considerable experience and knowledge across a broad spectrum of therapeutic areas, bringing valuable insight to future clinical trials

 Key members of the team include:

  • Chief Executive Officer & Board Member    :  Kumar Muthalagappan OBE BSc(Hons) FCA         
  • Director General (Spain) & Board Member :   Viggo Birch
  • Non Executive and South Africa Director    :   Jennie Drewett 
  • Chief Medical Officer                                       :  Dr Essam Abdulhakim  MBChB, MSc, FRCS


  • Dr Babatunde Oyesile MBChB MRCS
  • Dr Balgit Chokkar MBBS
  • Dr Ronnie Beboso MD BSc
  • Dr Usha Sukumaran MBBS MSc

Chief Finance Officer:

  • Subramaniyan Meyyappan

Senior Director Contracts and Compliance:

  • Wendy Baird

Senior Director Programme Management and Patient Engagement:

  • Dr Rachael Buck BSc (Hons) Ph.D

Senior Director of Quality:
  • Annabel Elliott

Senior Director Business Development and Human Resources:

  • Mike Porter
Senior Director Business Development:
  • Kannahi Muthalagappan BSc (Hons) FCA CTA 

Director Global Project Management:

  • Bhavna Iyer

Head of IT & Business Analysis: 

  • Elvir Hotic
Director UK Patient Recruitment & Global Social Media:

  • Caroline Endersbee

Director Communications & PR: 

  • Filippa St. Aubin d'Ancey



Our principle aim is to deliver excellent clinical research in the most efficient and cost effective manner. We have a strong management team led by our Chief Executive Kumar Muthalagappan OBE BSc(Hons) FCA. 

The Administrative Team ensure that the management of the trials process takes place efficiently and smoothly.   Our dedicated data entry staff  are fully conversant with the principle systems used by Sponsors and CROs for collecting data, and ensure that the completed data is correctly submitted within the time scales set out in the study. 

We also have a dedicated Patient Recruitment Team who work with the medical industry and patients in a collaborative and mutually beneficial manner.

Key Global Contacts:

 U.K. and global contacts

  • Chief Executive Officer & Board Member                            :  Kumar Muthalagappan OBE BSc(Hons) FCA         
  • Non Executive and South Africa Director                             :  Jennie Drewett 
  • Director Global Project Management                                   :  Bhavna Iyer
  • Director UK Patient Recruitment & Global Social Media   :  Caroline Endersbee
  • Head of IT & Business Analysis                                              :  Elvir Hotic


  • Managing Director                                                                   : Viggo Birch

South Africa

  • Managing Director                                                                   : Dr M S Tayob MBChB, Diploma Occupational Health
  • Chief Operations Manager                                                     : Yvette Erasmus


  • Operations Manager                                                               : Darlene Harbour