PHASTAR Announces Changes in Management Structure

PHASTAR Announces Changes in Management Structure

London, UK and Durham, NC – August 6 2021 – As part of PHASTAR's continued growth and success, we are announcing a change in our management structure. From 1st August, Kevin Kane will take on the role of President of PHASTAR. Kevin will continue to work in the business helping to develop new strategic opportunities and ensuring the culture PHASTAR is famous for is maintained across all of PHASTAR’s operating regions. As President, Kevin will continue to work with the board to ensure we maintain focus on quality and excellence in the work we deliver. 

At the same time, Andrew MacGarvey has been appointed to the CEO role. Andrew has managed large parts of the business since joining in 2018 and will now take on the responsibility of delivering the company strategy and managing the business as a whole. 

“In the last few years, Andrew has shown himself to be dedicated to the company and an excellent manager, and I have every confidence that he will do a great job leading the company to grow and be even more successful. I’m excited to see PHASTAR have a strengthened management team. I look forward to continuing to help and support PHASTAR’s growth and ensuring the quality of the work we deliver remains second-to-none”. - Kevin Kane

“I’m excited to move into the CEO role and to lead the company as we continue our journey. We are entering a very exciting phase for the company; I am looking forward to PHASTAR becoming an even stronger business and building on our reputation for excellence in quality as we deliver the very best service to our customers”. - Andrew MacGarvey


PHASTAR is a global specialist biometrics contract research organization offering industry leading data management, data science, statistical consulting, and clinical trial reporting services by providing expert consultants and managing and delivering in-house projects, FSP style arrangements and preferred partnerships. PHASTAR currently has over staff across 14 offices (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Kenya, Japan, India and China) with plans to open additional locations in the future to serve prospective and existing clients. PHASTAR’s number one priority is to ensure that the work produced is of the highest quality. Every project PHASTAR undertakes utilizes unique internal processes which are designed to ensure optimal quality.

All PHASTAR’s statistical, programming, data management and data science staff are trained in the “PHASTAR Discipline” - an in-house approach to data analysis and collection. This comprises a set of common sense (but commonly ignored) principles that, if followed, guarantee error free outcomes. The “PHASTAR Discipline” also includes a series of intranet-based checklists highlighting potential pitfalls and points-to-consider when conducting clinical trials, enabling over 4,000 years of combined technical knowledge to be shared across the company.

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Dawn Fontaine

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