ACDM Role: Chairman
Employed role: Business Process Manager, AstraZeneca
Get to know Ian
I have been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 25 years and have worked for one of the largest CROs and two of the largest Pharma companies in the world. Most of this time has been in biometrics (clinical data management, stats programming).
What is your idea of a perfect day?
Having a laugh with friends/family, somewhere where the weather is beautiful, eating lots of great food.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Happy Wife, Happy Life.
If you were on a desert island, what three things would you take with you and why?
My wife, a boat, and a wok.
If you had a dinner party and could invite one famous person, who would you invite and why?
Someone like Marco Pierre White (famous Chef), well someone’s got to do the cooking….
What is your favourite place of all the places you have travelled and why?
Cuba, great culture, great music, great weather, great beaches, great food…. Ahh food again… seems to be a theme here
If a movie was made of your life who would play you?
Well Tom Cruise of course, I’m always attempting impossible stuff
What would the title of your autobiography be?
‘The Giving Man’ – Time not money…
What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime?
Well it has to be the internet for me