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”).