Current Committee Members (2023/2024)
Chairperson: David O'Grady (Sanofi)
Secretary: Damian McDonnell
Having qualified in Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, Damien worked in community pharmacy for several years while also having a keen interest in industry. He has worked as a Responsible Person (RP), and in quality assurance, consulting, sterile manufacturing and batch release. He has also undertaken research projects and obtained additional training in health economics, medical devices, GDP and pharmaceutical auditing.
Treasurer: Blánaid O'Connell (AbbVie)
Membership: Stan O'Neill (The Compliance Group)
Stan O’Neill is the Managing Director of The Compliance Group. After qualifying as a Pharmacist, Stan spent five years working in the pharmaceutical industry in Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and Quality Assurance (QP) and then joined the Irish Medicines Board (IMB), now the Health Products Regulatory Agency (HPRA). He performed GMP inspections throughout the world, represented Ireland at European level for the negotiation of standards of inspection for medicinal products and trained Inspectors at Irish, European and International levels. He consults for companies, governments and non-governmental organisations in areas of GMP, GDP, GVP, GCP and Regulatory Affairs.
Stan is a founding member of PIER and currently manages all membership activities.
EIPG Delegate: Patience Wobuoma (DHL Lifesciences and Healthcare)
Patience Wobuoma is a Pharm D. graduate from the University of Szeged. She began her career as a Pharmaceutical Technology Research Associate in Hungary and later transitioned to work as a community pharmacist in Ireland.
Currently involved in quality assurance roles at an emerging pharmaceutical company, Patience is also a PIER delegate for EIPG programs across Europe. Her dedication extends to training and continuing education for pharmacy technicians in the Republic of Ireland through the APPEL training programs.
Alexandra Flood (RCSI)
Alexandra is currently in her 5th year of Pharmacy in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, currently undertaking her placement in community pharmacy. As part of her Pharmacy degree she has completed a 4 month placement in the Medical Affairs Department in Pfizer Healthcare Ireland.
Alexandra was the President of RCSI’s Pharmacy Society for the 2021/2022 academic year. She acts as the student representative on the PIER committee.
Maura Kinahan (Pfizer Healthcare Ireland)
Maura is Internal Medicine/Hospital Medical Lead in Pfizer Healthcare Ireland. She has spent most of her career to-date in various roles in the pharmaceutical industry (Pharmaceutical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Commercial Operations, Medical Affairs) with Élan, Bristol-Myers Squibb & Pfizer. In 2014/15, she participated in the BioInnovate Fellowship programme, a specialist medical device innovation training programme based in NUI Galway.
She holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Ph.D. from the University of Manchester.
Maura is a founding member of PIER and leads on career and mentorship activities.
Joseph O'Shea (UCC)
Rosemarie Tully (Avadel Pharmaceuticals)
Rosemarie Tully is a registered pharmacist with more than 20 years of pharma, drug delivery, biotech and medical device industry experience.
She is currently VP and General Manager, Europe at Avadel Pharmaceuticals. Previously she was Chief Operating Officer at Neuromod Devices Limited, held senior roles in corporate development and strategy at Sigmoid Pharma Limited, Elan Corporation plc (now Perrigo Company plc), and was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. She has extensive operational leadership, fundraising, corporate business development and licensing experience.
Rosemarie completed her BSc (Hons) Pharmacy degree at Trinity College Dublin and her master's degree in business administration at INSEAD, France.
She is a founding member of PIER.