David Phillips

David Phillips
David Phillips

David Phillips
Strategic Portfolio Director

Areas of Expertise
Operations Management | Regulatory Compliance | Scientific Leadership | Quality Assurance | Business Development | Marketing | HR | Industry, Governmental and Not for Profit Sectors | M&A | Divestiture | CAPEX and ROI Oversight | International Markets | Plant Protection | Animal Health | Pharmaceuticals in the Environment | P&L Ownership | Multi Cultural Engagement | Strategic Planning

Strategic Portfolio Director, Regulatory Services

Addressing the full spectrum of compliance and regulatory challenges associated with a GLP compliant business, aligning operational structures and capabilities for sustainable growth; scanning for further opportunities for expansion; acting as Operator; and building enduring client relationships

In depth understanding of regulatory requirements for registration of plant protection, animal health, general chemicals, and biocides from an Environmental and Human Health perspective.

Career History

Regulatory Compliance and Product Registration Executive with more than twenty years experience working in senior leadership roles, building successful teams and delivering effective turnaround and transformation programmes: helping make commercial ambitions a practical reality.  Strong market analysis skills, strategic alignment and financial competencies, as well as a proven track record of leading teams to deliver successful environmental risk assessments primarily in the Agrochemical, Animal Health and Pharmaceutical market sectors. 

Previous roles have included Chief Scientific Officer for the Environmental Sciences business at Covance and Managing Director of Smithers Viscient Environmental Sciences Group.

International Experience: Worked extensively with global teams and clients primarily in AsiaPac, USA, EU and Africa.

Board Service, Honours, Special Skills and Education
Served as member of the Executive Team for the European Society of Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Council as Treasurer and board member for 7 years.

Served a further 7 years as Secretary and board member for the SETAC World Council.

BSc Environmental Sciences MSc Ecology Executive Certificate, Henley Management College

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