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 and R&D 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.