Mike is Executive Director of the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (www.eaasm.eu). The EAASM is a pan-European patient safety organisation, bringing together all concerned with eliminating counterfeit medicines from the supply chain. With patient safety at its heart, the EAASM is also currently championing positive change in the area of unlicensed/off-label usage of medicines which is severely compromising patients welfare and rights in certain medical conditions and
Mike campaigns widely on the patient safety implications of counterfeit medicines. Mike is also European Medicines Partnership Director for International Health Partners (www.ihpuk.org), a UK charity whose Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation in 2011, recognises the tremendous humanitarian work sourcing donated medicines from the pharmaceutical industry and coordinating delivery via secure supply chain solutions to disaster-struck areas in close liaison with NGOs.
Currently, Mike is working to expand the IHP network so that a European Access to Medicines platform can be developed to further harness the successful business model across a pan European landscape. Mike is also an Associate of the Ceuta Capability Group (www.ceutacapability.com) a consultancy that provides outsourced management expertise in healthcare. Mike’s professional background is in pharmaceuticals, where he held senior management and director positions covering sales, marketing, commercial and supply chain in a 32 year career.