BioPhorum leadership

Derek Willison-Parry

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I am determined to help BioPhorum member companies improve on performance in servicing the needs of patients, physicians and payers. Collaborating with highly qualified and experienced people from BioPhorum member companies to provide the solutions to meet this worthy challenge is awesome.
Derek Willison-Parry

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Derek Willison-Parry CEng, FIMechE has approaching 40 years’ leadership experience. Derek began his career in offshore construction in the oil industry and after a period in the nuclear industry he joined Glaxo Smith Kline PLC in the late 1980s. During a 25-year career at GSK he undertook major project roles building production facilities, delivering IT systems and overseeing merger activities; then moved into operational management roles at factory management level and ultimately at regional and global level. Some significant roles included VP Operational Excellence for Global Manufacturing and Supply, and Head of Sterile and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Strategy.

Derek is an engineer at heart with a well-developed understanding of how teams of people and organizations can work together to achieve an ambition that is larger than the sum of the individual parts.