management team

Veramed’s management team have individually demonstrated our fresh approach and understand the value it brings to our clients. Each member brings a wealth of experience to Veramed and has learned the tacit values that are required for successful client relationships.

Matthew Jones

matthew jones

managing director

As founder and Managing Director, Matthew’s responsibilities include the provision of strategic direction and operational leadership to the company. He also provides oversight and management for the delivery of key projects.

Matthew began his pharmaceutical career in SAS programming with Oxford Pharmaceutical Sciences (now Quanticate), where he honed his technical skills through various positions of ascending seniority. He subsequently worked in a variety of freelance and permanent programming positions across the industry for both CRO and large Pharma, and developed a deep working knowledge of several different outsourcing models.

Matthew holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham (1999) and an executive MBA from Cranfield University (2006).

Emma Jones

emma jones

director biostatistics

Emma has a wealth of experience in statistical consultancy and of clinical statistical analysis gained from a variety of leading global pharmaceutical companies. She has knowledge in both technical and non-technical aspects of study design and statistical analysis across clinical studies from Phase I-III and multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology, respiratory and immunology. Her particular area of interest is in predictive inference and calculating the probability of study success to influence study design, with the aim of reducing late phase failures.

Emma holds a PhD in Statistics (2007, University of Sheffield), an MSc in Statistics (2003, University of Sheffield) and a BSc in Mathematics with Statistics (2002, University of Nottingham).

Emma is an active member of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI) and joined the scientific committee in 2012. She is the current Conference Chair for both the 2015 and 2016 PSI Conferences.

Kien-Sen

kien-sen lee

commercial director

Kien-Sen has over 7 years’ experience specialising in business development and recruitment within the pharmaceutical and CRO industries. With a focus primarily in statistics and SAS programming he has been able to build up a large network of contacts and candidates within this sector. He is always interested in forging new relationships and building rapport with existing clients and takes a consultative approach to his work.

He started his career in 2007 at James Harvard, a specialist pharmaceutical recruitment business, before it was acquired by Hays, where he continued to develop until 2013. He subsequently moved to another specialist recruitment firm before taking the decision to move to Veramed. He will predominantly be responsible for oversight of key client portfolios and helping to drive business forward at Veramed.

Kien-Sen has a BSc in Biochemistry (2006, Kings College London) and has been regularly attending the PhUSE and PSI conferences over the past 7 years.

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katherine hutchinson

operations director

Katherine has nearly 30 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, in large and small pharma, as well as 15 years in the service sector. Her statistical career has spanned all phases of drug development, including supporting regulatory submissions, as well as registries and observational studies. In her managerial career, Katherine has gained an in-depth knowledge of operational management, supporting and developing staff in their careers, whilst maintaining a focus on client needs.

Katherine’s particular interest is client relationship management: supporting and developing requirements to support the client needs, backed up with excellent project and budget management.

Katherine has an MSc in Applied Statistics (1994, Sheffield Hallam University) and a BSc in Mathematics (1986, Leeds University). As an active member of Statisticians in Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI), Katherine has held positions on their Board of Directors, including Chair (2011-2012).

Annie Hall

annie hall

office manager

Annie has over 15 years’ business experience across a variety of industries, working primarily in project management, creative services and, most recently, as the Membership Secretary for a not-for-profit Institute.

Annie uses her wealth of experience, outstanding organisational skills and attention to detail to effectively manage the day-to-day running of Veramed.

Annie achieved a Post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies (1998, The University of Reading) and holds a BA(Hons) in International Business with German (1995, Sheffield Hallam University).

Diana Stuart

diana stuart

programming manager

Diana has been programming in SAS since 1996, moving from banking to the pharmaceutical industry in 1998. Her experience includes ten years as an independent contractor and involved working for a number of pharmaceutical companies with a significant global presence.

Diana’s roles have allowed exposure to multiple therapeutic areas and clinical trial phases from Phase I through to Phase IV. She has significant experience in Early Development and Phase I to III Oncology, as well as the production and management of iDMC packages.

Since 2009 Diana has been an active member of Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange (PhUSE), presenting at their annual conference almost every year and she has held the role of Newsletter Editor for over six years.

Andrew Holmes

andrew holmes

statistics manager

Andrew has over twenty years’ biostatistical experience in academia and industry from varied roles ranging from basic research through veterinary and pre-clinical work to late phase development applications.

His expertise includes clinical biostatistics; clinical study design, reporting and logistics; imaging informatics and medical image analysis, with applications in multiple therapeutic areas including neuroscience, cardiovascular, oncology and respiratory.

He also has detailed understanding of computing infrastructures, having been involved in software development, training and support.

Formally trained in pure mathematics (BSc, University of Durham, 1990) and statistics (MSc, University of Sheffield, 1991), Andrew gained a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 1994 for research into statistical methods for functional neuroimaging. He has co-authored numerous publications, book chapters and software packages.