Andrew has many years of experience working in and with the Life Sciences industry, delivering innovative software solutions through his time with Covance, Relsys, Medidata and BioPharm Systems (Oracle Gold implementation partner). With a focus on Software as a Service, he has a strong belief in providing solutions that simplify and improve the user experience and the relevant subject matter expertise to ensure delivery of real benefits and enhanced compliance.
Andrew will present Intralinks’ webinar “Remote monitoring of Investigator Site Files (Regulatory Binders) and Source Documents” on the 18th September at 11am New York/4pm London. You can register now to reserve your place.
1. What inspired you to get into the industry?
My grandfather was the chief medical doctor in South Africa, my mother is a physiotherapist and my sister a surgeon, so to some extent it’s definitely in my blood. I’ve always been fascinated by technology and the business side to things, so it’s not a big surprise that I’m in this industry.
I previously worked extensively in Pharmacovigiliance (Drug Safety), assisting pharmaceutical companies move from paper to electronic reporting to the regulatory authorities and then for an EDC vendor to run clinical trials that simply would not have been possible using paper CRFs, so joining Intralinks to assist with moving study documents online (both at the sponsor and at the site) was a natural progression for my career.
2. What do you enjoy most about presenting to a live audience?
We’re all in this industry trying to make big changes in the world. Bringing new drugs to market faster and safer truly impacts peoples’ lives.
A live audience, whether at a conference or a small meeting, means I can truly engage with my peers, listen and learn from them.
3. Tell us about yourself; do you have any hobbies or ways to help you relax?
I enjoy getting lost in a book and cooking, mountain biking and scuba diving with my wife. We also have two affectionate Persian/Bengal cats and playful chocolate Labrador – who keep us entertained for hours.
4. What’s your favourite flavour of ice-cream?
5. Where is the one place in the world that you would like to visit and why?
Athuruga Island, Maldives – we had an amazing honeymoon there and would love to return as it’s a magical place – snorkelling with turtles, whale sharks and sheer island bliss.
Remember to register for Andrew’s upcoming webinar where you can ask him questions live on the webinar.