Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 30 June 2012

Senior Management


Tony Griffin

Managing Director, Dechra Veterinary Products Europe

Tony was appointed Managing Director of DVP EU in May 2012 following the acquisition of Eurovet Animal Health B.V. from AUV Holding B.V. He joined the AUV Group in 1993 as Director of Exports, having previously worked at Norbrook Laboratories and Moy Park. Tony was promoted to Managing Director of Eurovet in 1996 and in 2006 became the CEO of the AUV Group.

Dr Susan Longhofer DVM, MS, DipACVIM

Product Development and Regulatory Affairs Director

Susan joined the Group in June 2005. She has 23 years' industry experience in development and worldwide registration of animal health pharmaceuticals, having worked for multinational corporations including Virbac Corporation, Heska Corporation and Merck Research Laboratories. Her veterinary degree is from Texas A&M University and her MS is from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She was awarded Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1992. She has held a number of Academic and Professional Honours including membership on the Board of Directors of the American Heartworm Society and the Executive Council of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AAVPT). She is currently the Secretary of AAVPT.

Mike Annice BSc (Hons), MRPharmS

Managing Director, Dechra Manufacturing

Mike graduated from The School of Pharmacy at Aston University in 1980. Prior to joining Dales in 1990 as Site Manager, he worked within the Hospital Pharmacy Service, Glaxo and SSS International (formerly Cupal Pharmaceuticals). He was appointed Technical Director at the time of the Group's MBO. Mike was appointed Managing Director at Dales in March 2002 and has subsequently assumed responsibility for all of Dechra's manufacturing activities as the Group has acquired additional facilities in Denmark and the Netherlands over recent years.

Barbara Johnson Chartered MCIPD

Group HR Director

Barbara joined the Group in April 2008. Prior to this she gained 19 years' human resources management experience within the food and drink industry covering manufacturing, retail, wholesale and distribution. Barbara has previously worked for Allied Domecq plc, Geest plc and Nicholl Food Packaging Limited. Prior to joining private industry, Barbara served for ten years in the British Army.

Paul Sandland MAAT, FCCA

Group Financial Controller

Paul was appointed as Group Financial Controller of Dechra and Finance Director of Dechra Laboratory Services and Dechra Specialist Laboratories in January 2010. He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2005. Paul spent five years post qualification at KPMG, during which time he was part of the team which advised the Group on its acquisition of VetXX in 2008.

Allen Mellor

Group IT Director

Allen joined Dechra in April 2012. During the last 20 years, Allen has gained a breadth of experience from the implementation of diverse business solutions across multiple industry sectors including justice, education, energy, distribution and retail. Having held several senior management positions encompassing software development, IT service provision and IT departmental management, his last role was as Head of IT for the BSS Group PLC, a leading plumbing and heating distribution company.

Rob Joosten

Product Development & Regulatory Affairs (Eurovet)

Rob joined Eurovet in 1989 as registration officer with responsibility for veterinary services. In 1990 he was appointed as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Development, before being promoted to R&D Director in 2009. In addition to his role at Eurovet, Rob is cofounder and chairperson of the European Group for Generic Veterinary Products (EGGVP) and regularly speaks at international conferences on various topics related to the veterinary medicinal product authorisation process in the European Union.

Mike Eldred BA, MBA

President, US Operations, Dechra Veterinary Products

Mike was appointed in November 2004 to head up the Group's sales and marketing drive in the United States. He has over 18 years' professional experience in the US animal health sector, having held senior positions in business development, sales and operations at Virbac Corporation, and international marketing and operational positions at Fort Dodge Animal Health. Mike began his career with Sanofi Animal Health where he managed the pharmaceutical and biological production planning activities.

Martin Riley

Managing Director, National Veterinary Services

Martin was appointed Managing Director of NVS in 2005. A graduate of the Welsh Agricultural College in Aberystwyth, Martin has extensive knowledge of the animal healthcare and veterinary sectors. Before joining the Group, he previously held several senior positions over an 18 year period with the pharmaceutical manufacturer Merial Animal Health.

Dr Peter Graham BVMS, PhD, CertVR, DipECVCP, MRCVS

Managing Director, Dechra Laboratory Services and Dechra Specialist Laboratories

Peter was appointed Managing Director of Dechra Laboratories in 2003. Peter graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School in 1989 and was awarded his PhD on the Epidemiology and Management of Canine Diabetes Mellitus in 1995 by the same institution. Between 1995 and 2002, Peter was Assistant Professor at the world's largest specialist veterinary endocrinology laboratory in Michigan State University, USA, leading it as Section Chief from 2000. He was awarded Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists in 2002.

Steve Williams

Group Logistics Director

Steve joined the Group as Operations Director for NVS in July 2009, and was appointed Group Logistics Director in April 2012. With over 18 years' management experience in logistics, Steve has operated within both in-house and 3PL Logistics organisations, utilising single and multi-site distribution networks. Prior to joining Dechra, Steve worked for Kronospan UK, TDG Logistics and Crest Medical Ltd.

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