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Dr Ashley Bates, Director, Nfmri

Chief Operations Officer
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Cuba

Biography

Ashley obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for around 25 years. Starting as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical product development at The Upjohn Company, now Pfizer, he worked in the UK and USA before moving to Australia. Ashley joined GlaxoWellcome, now GlaxoSmithKline in 1998 where his two most recent roles were Head of Pharmaceutical Product Development and Head of R&D Alliances Australia and New Zealand. The latter position was scientific business development role responsible GlaxoSmithKline’s collaborative research and licencing efforts in Australia. In 2012 Ashley joined IDT Australia, an Australian contract research and manufacturing business where he had responsibility for business development and in-licensing. Ashley was also previously National Executive with the Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce Australia (META) and responsible for META’s programs in Australia’s medical and chemical industries. META is a wholly federally funded company working with industry to create business-public sector collaboration. Ashley has served on a number of advisory panels and boards including academic, Cooperative Research Centres and industry associations and currently operates a consultancy business.  

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Ashley obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for around 25 years. Starting as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical product development at The Upjohn Company, now Pfizer, he worked in the UK and USA before moving to Australia. Ashley joined GlaxoWellcome, now GlaxoSmithKline in 1998 where his two most recent roles were Head of Pharmaceutical Product Development and Head of R&D Alliances Australia and New Zealand. The latter position was scientific business development role responsible GlaxoSmithKline’s collaborative research and licencing efforts in Australia. In 2012 Ashley joined IDT Australia, an Australian contract research and manufacturing business where he had responsibility for business development and in-licensing. Ashley was also previously National Executive with the Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce Australia (META) and responsible for META’s programs in Australia’s medical and chemical industries. META is a wholly federally funded company working with industry to create business-public sector collaboration. Ashley has served on a number of advisory panels and boards including academic, Cooperative Research Centres and industry associations and currently operates a consultancy business.  

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