Our management team has a wealth of experience in pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Together, they are committed to continuing the international expansion of the business and establishing Britannia at the forefront of the movement disorders field.

Robert has 20 years’ experience in the life science and pharmaceuticals industries. Prior to joining Britannia Robert started his career at Johnson & Johnson Neurosurgical, was Business Unit Director, pharmaceuticals at International SOS and the VP of Business Development at medical device start-up Optasia Medical. Robert holds an MBA (with distinction) from Kingston Business School, London and a BSc (Hons) in Biology/Biochemistry from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Robert Wood

Managing Director

Maxine Ashby

HR Director

Maxine joined Britannia Pharmaceuticals in 2016 as HR Business Partner, and was made Director in 2019. She is also responsible for the legal and facilities functions. Maxine has a wealth of experience in HR and training having worked for several years in a variety of roles, leading teams and driving employee programmes for prominent cosmetics and health organisations.  

Mark and his team have a global remit within market research, commercial intelligence and business information at Britannia Pharmaceuticals, evaluating all potential in-licensing and out-licensing opportunities across multiple therapy areas. Mark has worked in the pharmaceuticals industry for more than 20 years, including five years at Roche. He has vast experience in sales, market research, business information, partner management, territory restructures and competitor insights.

Mark Slater

Associate Director Business Development & Commercial Intelligence

Simon Collis

Global Sales and Business Development Director


Simon has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of senior strategic commercial, business development and marketing roles within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Simon has worked for every size of company, from very large multi-national corporations, such as Schering-Plough, Ipsen and Merck Serono, to new private and equity backed start-up entities, such as Denfleet (now Merz) and Crawford Healthcare. Simon has also worked in a wide variety of therapeutic areas, including Oncology, Neurology, Mental Health and Addiction.

Richard’s role of Operations Director sees him manage the supply chain, procurement, logistics and International Sales functions at Britannia Pharmaceuticals. He is also responsible for the customer services team supporting patients in the UK. Prior to joining the company in 2017, Richard worked for more than a decade at GSK in a variety of roles involving operations planning and global R&D. He spent two years in China setting up a new supply chain within neurology and was also influential in the disposition of GSK’s oncology business to Novartis. 

Richard Lunney

Operations Director

Rehan Gomez

Medical Director

Rehan has recently joined Britannia and brings experience from working within the healthcare environment for nearly 20 years. Rehan’s global remit stretches across eight departments, covering all of the affiliated medical specialities. Rehan has worked with many different pharmaceutical companies and is specialised in governance. Rehan has led many successful medical department restructures within various organisations. Rehan has also led inspections from competent authorities and was vital in the remediation journey.

Steve joined Britannia Pharmaceuticals in 2018 as Head of Marketing & leads a team responsible for creating & delivering the commercial strategy aligned to company objectives. Support is also given to Britannia’s global partner network across Europe, the US & Asia.

Prior to joining the company, Steve led international marketing teams in Roche & Eisai, with specialty experience in oncology & haematology product launches. He has particular experience in strategy development & implementation, and has worked exclusively in pharmaceuticals since graduating university in 2004.

Steve Flynn

Associate Director, Marketing