Dr. Ian Jones is the Founder and CEO of the Innopharma Group. He has worked for the past 20 years within the (bio) pharmaceutical and food manufacturing sectors where he has become a global leader in particle science, process robustness and advanced process control.
He has a PhD in Process Analytical Technologies from Technological University Dublin and has studied Strategy, Leadership and Innovation within the pharmaceutical industry at the Harvard Business School, Boston and Accelerated Growth Strategies at Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK.
Orla is the director of programme development at Innopharma Education. With 20 years background in education and training, Orla works as a consultant liaising with schools are colleges in Ireland and the UK in the development and implementation of training programmes for educationalists and students.
Prior to setting up her own company, she has taught in the field of psychology for over 10 years in colleges in Ireland and the UK.
Kevin has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical, consumer / FMCG and OEM sectors at Warner Lambert, Pfizer and Wyeth, in Europe and North America where he held plant management, director and VP of operation roles.
Kevin, a chartered engineer (IEI), holds a BAI in Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and an MSc in Management from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Finbarr has over 25 years of experience at senior levels within the Semiconductor and Pharmaceutical industries. He was director of continuous improvement & training with Wyeth, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Prior to Wyeth, he was skills training manager, with Intel Ireland, Co. Kildare. He also held the position of test development engineer with Analog Devices Incorporated, Limerick. In 2008 he established BusinessExcellence.ie and currently works with businesses across several sectors (including Pharma) in Ireland to drive business improvements.
Finbarr holds a BEng in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Education from the University of Sheffield. His expertise is in the following areas; strategy development, process improvement, creativity & innovation, lean thinking, six sigma, process measurement, training design & delivery, competency assessment, change management and neuro linguistic programming.