Phorum Leaders

Meet the people who lead these thriving communities, and oversee the collaborations that generate solutions to some of the industry’s most intractable challenges. Read about their expertise and hear about their ambitions for the future.

Louise Bennett

Cell & Gene Therapy

Cell and gene therapy is an exciting, fast moving area of…

Tony Gill

Development Group

Bringing the industry’s brightest minds together…

Derek Willison-Parry

Drug Substance

I am determined to help BioPhorum member companies…

Dawood Dassu

Fill Finish

We have a fantastic collaborative portfolio covering all the major areas…

Jane Selva

IT Expansion

Barriers to innovation are lowered when leaders and subject matter experts come together…

Bob Brooks

Supply Partner

I am proud to have built up BioPhorum Supply Partner into one of…..

Clare Simpson

Technology Roadmapping

Technology roadmapping is all about creating a consensus strategy…..
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Heather Tomlinson


Individual participants will have the opportunity to come together…

BioPhorum leadership

Meet the directors who have guided the community since its inception in 2008 and continue to this day to create an environment enabling over 3500 of the world’s top leaders and subject matter experts to benchmark and collaborate on over 90 global missions.

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Dan Spacie


Dan Spacie BEng MBA FStratPS has more than 30 years’ leadership experience. Dan has worked across several industries including biopharmaceuticals, banking and consulting.

Steve Jones


Steve has over 25 years’ experience, gained across the automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical and technology sectors.

Christelle Simpson-Platre


Christelle has over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors.

Darren Whitman


Darren is an accomplished practitioner in operations and change management, having acquired his capability through a combination of consulting and leadership positions spanning more than 25 years.

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