Meet the Team

  • Dr Stephen Newlands

    Managing Director

    Dr Stephen Newlands is the founder of EPP. He has been responsible, as Managing Director, for leading and directing the company from its creation in July 1992.

    Stephen is a graduate chemist [B.Sc. Hons. (1st class)] and holds a Ph.D. in synthetic and mechanistic organic chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Chemist and also a Chartered Scientist.

  • Rosie Newlands

    Finance Director

    Mrs Rosie Newlands is the Finance Director at EPP Ltd. Rosie is a graduate in Mathematics [BSc] from Edinburgh University and holds an MSc from the University of Strathclyde. Rosie has worked at EPP Ltd since 2002 and is responsible for the financial interests of the company.

  • Dr David Tredgett

    General Manager

    David is a graduate chemist [B.Sc. Hons. (1st class)] and also holds a Ph.D. in synthetic and mechanistic organic chemistry both from the University of Edinburgh. David commenced his industrial career as an R&D and scale-up production chemist with Avocado Research Chemicals (now Alfa Aesar) in Lancashire, England.

    David joined EPP in 2002 working firstly as a synthetic organic chemist in the R&D Department and has had various increasingly important managerial roles within the company including that of Production Manager, then QA Manager. David has been responsible for the operational side of the business as General Manager since 2013 and has ultimate legal responsibility for the GLP service in his capacity of GLP Named Operator.

    David is an active member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (professional qualification, MRSC) and is a Member of the Research Quality Association (“MRQA”).

     

  • Dr Karen Anderson

    QA Manager

    After graduating from Edinburgh University with an honours degree in Chemistry with Industrial Experience (Merck, Sharpe and Dohme) Karen remained at the university to complete her PhD in Natural Product Synthesis. From 2002-2004 Karen worked as a Research Associate at AMRI, Syracuse, NY.

    Karen joined EPP in 2004 working in the synthetic team before moving into Quality Assurance in 2011 and has been the QA Manager since 2013.

  • Bruce Craig

    Analytical and Screening Services Manager

    Bruce joined EPP Ltd in May 2008 as Analytical Services Manager from previous employment at Charles River (previously Inveresk Research) where he spent 20 years as a study director in the agrochemical registration field. Bruce has conducted over 400 programmes of work in the 5-Batch Analysis and physico-chemical testing area. He has undertaken registration studies on new molecules for multinational companies as well as many studies conducted for off-patent generic molecules.

  • Chris Doig

    Environmental Science Manager

    Formerly of Charles River Laboratories and with over 14 years of industry experience, Christopher Doig has taken the Environmental Sciences department from its earliest beginnings into the thriving division currently found. He has been instrumental in the design and refurbishment of the EPPE centre and ensuring the laboratories are fit for future expansion.

    The ecotoxicology and fish metabolism departments were the original founding sections and were closely followed by the addition of the environmental fate group allowing EPP to deliver a more comprehensive provision for our clients.

  • Sarah Farr

    Business Development Executive

    Sarah joined EPP in 2015 as an Analytical Chemist working on 5-Batch Analysis and related analytical services, having graduated from Edinburgh University with a First Class Masters in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry. Sarah has recently transitioned into the new position of Business Development Executive at EPP, a strategically important role created having identified client relationships as a vital reason for clients’ repeatedly working with EPP year after year. Sarah’s scientific background ensures Sarah has the knowledge and insight to understand what is important to clients and critical projects.

    Sarah has responsibility for working with existing clients to understand future requirements and build long term working relationships as well as identifying new clients and opportunities for the business.