Board of Directors

Harry Stratford BSc, OBE
Non-Executive Chairman

Harry Stratford BSc, OBE

Non-Executive Chairman


Harry Stratford brings a wealth of experience from over 40 years in the pharmaceutical industry, notably as founder and CEO of Shire Pharmaceuticals Plc, and as founder, CEO and Executive Chairman of Prostrakan, subsequently acquired by Kyowa Hakko Kirin in 2011.

He now holds a number of non-executive board positions, and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Amryt Pharma.

Brendon McDonagh
Chief Executive Officer

Brendon McDonagh

Chief Executive Officer


Brendon McDonagh has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with a focus and passion in establishing brand successes across a number of therapeutic areas.

He began his career at Prostrakan and was most recently Country Manager for Consilient Health where he was responsible for launching their UK brand business, including the establishment of their oral contraceptive range as market leader.

Chris Rigg
Non-Executive Board Member

Chris Rigg

Non-Executive Board Member


Chris joined Ridge as Non-Executive Director alongside the completion of the fund raised with NVM Private Equity. Chris comes with a track record of delivering substantial increases in shareholder value having led the development of Quantum Pharma PLC as CEO and its subsequent sale to Clinigen Group PLC for £150 million.

Chris also has extensive senior financial experience in PLC and private equity markets leading company exits, raising equity and leveraged funds, public market placings and executing acquisitions across multiple industries.

Aaron Lawson-Clark
Non Executive Board Member

Aaron Lawson-Clark

Non Executive Board Member


Aaron joined Ridge as Non-Executive Director in September 2018. Aaron is an investment associate at NVM private equity. Aaron has a wealth of experience in corporate banking.

The majority of his time was spent supporting the needs of Corporate Banking customers where he built a specialty Technology, Media & Telecoms portfolio. Following this, Aaron was the lead for Barclays Venture Debt proposition in the North East, working with a series of fast growth and private equity backed businesses.

During his time in banking Aaron won the award for Corporate Banker of the Year three times and prior to banking Aaron had a successful career with HM Foreign Office and HM Revenue & Customs.

 

Management Team

Brendon McDonagh
Chief Executive Officer

Brendon McDonagh

Chief Executive Officer


Brendon McDonagh has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with a focus and passion in establishing brand successes across a number of therapeutic areas.

He began his career at Prostrakan and was most recently Country Manager for Consilient Health where he was responsible for launching their UK brand business, including the establishment of their oral contraceptive range as market leader.

Dr Duncan Gould
Medical director

Dr Duncan Gould

Medical director


Duncan has worked as a pharmaceutical physician with a broad range of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies from large multinationals to small focused organisations across many therapeutic areas.

Over the past 20 plus years, Duncan has worked in medical affairs and clinical development at global as well as local levels and has extensive experience working with people in commercial, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, compliance, HEOR and access roles. He has experience of working with NICE, public health and policy, advisory committees and academia. Duncan holds a medical degree and an MBA from Warwick university and continues to practice as a physician on a part time basis.

Dale Bullett
Commercial Director

Dale Bullett

Commercial Director


Dale has more than 18 years’ experience in commercial roles within the pharmaceutical industry. His experience includes roles in Sales Management, Market Access and Commercial management, successfully developing and implementing tactics for pharmaceuticals throughout the whole product lifecycle.

Dale brings a wealth of commercial experience in branded, generic and unlicensed medicines, most recently as Commercial Manager at Orion Pharma.

Tasmin Morgan
Operations Manager

Tasmin Morgan

Operations Manager


Tasmin studied health sciences at Cardiff University and shortly after began her career within business administration. Having worked in a multitude of sectors she most recently was working at a high growth cyber security tech firm in an EMEA facilities role.

She now looks after the day to day running of all the UK business operations for Ridge Pharma and plays an instrumental part in looking after all non-commercial aspects of the business.

Mike Barker
Finance Director

Mike Barker

Finance Director


Mike joined Ridge Pharma following the investment by NVM Private Equity.

Mike is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience of advising and assisting SMEs to deliver their strategic plans. Mike trained with Deloitte and spent 10 years in their corporate finance department working mainly on private equity transactions. Latterly he has his own consulting firm assisting a variety of businesses to expand through the introduction of new products and services.