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Alison Gillan

Head of Finance and Human Resources

Darragh McCafferty graduated in 2004 with a Master of Pharmacy degree from Queen’s University Belfast, and completed his pre-registration training in community pharmacy. In 2010 he returned to the School of Pharmacy to undertake a PhD in the area of inflammation and prostate carcinogenesis, and in October 2013 was appointed as a research fellow, on an Invest NI-funded Proof of Concept programme, to develop Point-of-care tests to enhance the safety and efficacy of novel oral anticoagulant medicines.

Alison is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS), completing her training with Coopers & Lybrand in Edinburgh. She is a graduate of The University of Edinburgh, where she obtained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and completed a year as a House Officer in Edinburgh Dental School before pursuing her career as a chartered accountant. Previous roles include a “Big 4”CA firm”, Martin Currie investment management and more recently as a consultant with a focus on small businesses across a number of sectors.

She joined the company in December 2021.