Kevin Kane - CEO

Kevin started his statistical career in 1990 with Amgen. After 3 years, he moved to Wellcome and stayed in the GSK family of companies for a number of years. Having a variety of positions, including project statistician and technical support allowed him a broad oversight of the clinical trial process. Kevin set up PHASTAR in 2007 and is a Chartered Statistician and was a Board Member for PSI (Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry). He is still actively involved in providing statistical support.

Andrew MacGarvey - Managing Director

Andrew began his career in statistical programming twenty-two years ago and subsequently held various technical roles in contract research organizations. He has served on several boards and has worked in both the UK and the USA in leadership roles with a focus on growing businesses. Andrew is responsible for the operational delivery at PHASTAR as well the oversight of Quality Assurance, Finance, Administration, and Human Resources. He holds a Law degree from the Open University and an MBA from Newcastle University.

Sheelagh Aird - Head, Clinical Data Operations 

Sheelagh started her data management career in 1990 where she worked as Assistant Director of Data Management, before setting up Exp-e-data in 2000. Sheelagh worked in Exp-e-data for 16 years, and then joined PHASTAR with PHASTAR's acquisition of Exp-e-data. Originally having a PhD in Pharmacokinetics, Sheelagh has experience of setting up and running clinical trials on a variety of data collection platforms. 

Joshua Baker - VP, Biometrics

Josh has many years industry experience, developing and leading a number of biostatistics departments. He has extensive regulatory experience (IND, CTA, BLA, MAA, and post-licensing) in all geographies, including submission strategy and preparation; and has participated in multiple advisory committee meetings at the FDA for new therapeutics (small molecule and biologics). While heading up the US statistical division at Glaxo (GSK) he managed a team of 65 staff supporting over 40 development programs, with an average of 4-6 NDA/sNDA submissions per year. He has also introduced statistical services to multiple organizations and grown teams of up to 200 statisticians and programmers. Josh leads our US division based in North Carolina and is actively involved in providing statistical support.

Nadeem Elahi - Head, Customer and Business Strategy 

Prior to joining PHASTAR, Nadeem had over 26 years' experience at GSK in a variety of analytical roles supporting drug development through to commercialization. During his early career, he provided statistical consultancy to non-clinical and clinical projects across multiple therapeutic areas and phases of development. He then moved on to lead global strategic initiatives aimed at simplifying and streamlining the clinical development process. He has led statistical & programming departments in the US, UK and offshore locations to ensure high-quality delivery of a broad portfolio of projects. Nadeem was responsible for driving the GSK statistics and programming resourcing strategy globally, building strong partnerships with external functional service providers, while managing internal stakeholders. Nadeem joined PHASTAR in 2015 taking responsibility for account strategy and management for some of our largest clients.

Andrew Lloyd - Head of Statistics

Andrew has over twenty years of experience providing statistical consultancy support to project teams in the Pharmaceutical Industry. This has been across non-clinical research, early and late-phase clinical trials and for both small molecules and biopharmaceuticals and in multiple therapeutic areas including Oncology, Respiratory, Inflammation, and Neuroscience. Working on multiple global projects simultaneously, he has provided proactive and expert leadership in the strategic application of statistical thinking to those teams and has been accountable for ensuring the timely delivery of quality statistical deliverables such as analysis plans and statistical reports. He is currently Head of Statistics, accountable for the continued development of our global team of industry leading statisticians.

Michelle Thomson - Head of Project Management

Michelle started working in the pharmaceutical industry in 1998, working in both pharmaceutical companies and CROs. Initially working as a statistician, she has experience working in phase II-IV clinical trials across a wide range of therapeutic areas. After a transition into resource management she now heads up the Project Management Office, overseeing the program of work across PHASTAR to ensure projects are delivered to time, budget and quality.

Alison McLeod - Portfolio Manager

Alison spent 25 years at Pfizer in Sandwich working on a variety of pre-clinical and clinical projects before joining PHASTAR as a statistical manager. Alison has strong organizational and analytical skills and currently leads large team of statisticians and programmers providing services to a large pharmaceutical company. Alison has a strong focus on ensuring the clients' needs are met and ensuring staff development across the whole PHASTAR organization.