our team

strive to be the best

We invest in our people and infrastructure to enable us to be highly flexible, efficient and innovative. 

As we have grown our team, our core focus remains:

  • People – investing in and developing our employees to be experts in their fields
  • Professionalism – providing our Clients with clear, practical technical solutions, efficiently
  • Passion & Participation – creating an environment of knowledge transfer
  • Performance – delivering on commitments to clients with flexible, integrated solutions
  • Process – Quality processes with understanding of, and strict compliance within all regulatory frameworks

We are proud of our heritage which is one of technical excellence and strong core values.

Senior Management Team

Jo Bunyan

Jo Bunyan

Managing Director / QPPV

Managing Director

More about Jo

Jo is one of the original co-founders of Callisto Consulting in 2003. She studied Applied Biology in Liverpool and subsequently went on to obtain an MSc in Pharmacovigilance through the University of Hertfordshire. She acts as a QPPV and also an RP Having undertaken the RP Gold Standard training. Her early career was spent working for a variety of different companies in a regulatory capacity including the Ministry of Agriculture and Boots Pharmaceuticals. She has a broad range of experience across regulated activities covering pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs and GMP/GDP. Outside of work life is consumed by horses, dogs and skiing.

David Wood

David Wood

GMDP Director / RP

GMDP Director

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David is a Qualified Pharmacist, Responsible Person & RPi with a background of General Management in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chains. David’s more recent experience has been in specialist import and export of licensed and unlicensed pharmaceuticals together with experience in repackaging pharmaceuticals for niche markets. David joined Callisto in February 2021 is a director with responsibility for Callisto’s GMDP operations and in addition acts as RP and RPi on clients’ licences as well as providing distribution and supply chain consultancy advice. Outside of work, David has a penchant for peculiar jazz, warm beer and bad DIY.

Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan

Operations Director

Operations Director

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Paul is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with a proven technical and business leadership background. An early career in engineering design and Project Management across the food, drink and pharma sectors provided the foundations for operating at Board level in companies, developing and implementing operational and financial business strategies. Paul joined Callisto in April 2021 and is responsible for the financial and business administration activities as well as ensuring all business and technical systems are fit for purpose to support company growth. Outside of work Paul plays cricket and hockey and enjoys skiing and riding his motorbikes.

Jo Vallans

Jo Vallans

General Manager Regulatory & Pharmacovigilance

More about Jo

Jo returned to work at Callisto in March 2020 after gaining experience with the Pharmaceutical Industry working for a THR/Homeopathic Medicines Manufacturer. Previous to this Jo had worked for Callisto for 7 years. Jo has a Biological Sciences degree and has worked within the Pharma Industry since 1991!! Jo started her career at Boots in the laboratory, moving into the Medical Affairs Team and then into Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory. Jo also was self-employed for 2 years providing both PV and Reg services to her clients. Jo has a wealth of experience in both PV, Regulatory and Medical Information and has a proven managerial background. At Callisto, Jo is responsible for the day-to-day management of the PV and Regulatory Teams ensuring that processes and procedures are adhered to, and staff are supported in their daily work and development. In her spare time, Jo is a frequent gym goer and walker. Jo also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, likes food and listening to music.

Marie Walsh

Marie Walsh

Technical & Business Development Manager

More about Marie

Marie is an experienced Regulatory Affairs professional, with over 20 years in the industry. Her experience covers human and veterinary generic medicines and medical device products. Over her career, she has gained much experience in almost all facets of the pharmaceutical industry including regulatory, pharmacovigilance, new product development and GMDP activities, with a particular interest in the commercial consequences of regulatory strategy. Having completed her MBA in 2021, Marie joined the team at Callisto in March 2022, to support the development of our business moving forward.

GMDP Team

John O'Neill

John O'Neill

Technical Manager / QP

Technical Manager

More about John

Chartered biologist with over 25 years pharma experience. Fully conversant with EU, US and PIC/s GMP requirements with additional exposure to ISO environmental, quality, medical device and pharmacovigilance expectations. Eligible to act as Qualified Person for medicinal product release under the permanent provisions of 2001/83/EC and 2001/82/EC.

Dawn Harrison

Dawn Harrison

Technical Manager / QP

Technical Manager

More about Dawn

Dawn is a Chemistry graduate with 28 years of experience working within the Pharmaceutical Industry for both large multinational and smaller companies, with over 14 years of experience as a Qualified Person. Has a proven background of working with multiple dosage forms and across different quality systems. Dawn joined Callisto in October 2021 as a Technical Manager and Qualified Person and forms part of our highly dedicated and professional Quality team.

Thomas Scott-Denton

Thomas Scott-Denton

Lead Auditor / RP

Lead Auditor

More about Thomas

Thomas joined Callisto in 2022 as an RP and Lead auditor and is working to become a QP, following study at the University of Nottingham (Chemistry), University of Manchester (Pharmaceutical Technology and Clinical Pharmaceuticals Sciences), and industry experience in: New chemical entities, QC analysis, including method validation and development, QA and audit in pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Thomas has worked across specials manufacturing and conventional GMP. With the following formulations: oral liquids, creams and ointments, parenteral nutrition and aseptic and sterile manufacture and preparation, re-pack, co-pack, IMP pilot and manufacture, IMP packing. More recently with oral solid dosage manufacturing. Thomas maintains Expert status, as a Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist, with the Health Research Authority. Thomas acts as a member of a combined technical and ethics review committee. Thomas is currently working with clients on QMS topics & maintenance, obtain and maintain Wholesale Dealers Authorisation, undertake line expansion and development, and conducts audits.

Raheesa Ashraf

Raheesa Ashraf

Quality Associate / RP

Quality Associate

More about Raheesa

Raheesa is currently an MHRA registered Responsible Person (RP) with Pharmaceutical and Community Pharmacy Background. An early career in community Pharmacy across a number of well-known pharmacy chains. Raheesa joined Callisto in March 2022. As Part of the Quality team, Raheesa is responsible for acting as RP, maintaining assigned client WDA licences and fulfilling responsibilities appropriate to these. Outside of work Raheesa enjoys practicing Arts and Crafts.

Jill Convery

Jill Convery

Quality Associate

Quality Associate

More about Jill

Jill joined Callisto as a Quality Associate in September 2021 and is responsible for the management and prioritisation of batch review activities prior to release by the Qualified Persons (QPs). Jill ensures the receiving warehouse and laboratory are informed of the correct sampling and testing requirements prior to arrival, as well as working with the contract manufacturing sites (CMOs) to ensure any concerns are addressed on time. Jill enjoys working alongside clients to ensure the most efficient and quality service is provided. Alongside a degree in Biotechnology, Jill has a background in both QA and QC Pharma, including several years working in a QC laboratory analysing respiratory products, as well as involvement in Quality Management Systems (QMS) and QA Packaging. Outside of work, Jill enjoys walking, cooking, Parkrunning and having fun with her two daughters.

Rachel Wood

Rachel Wood

Quality Administrator

Quality Administrator

More about Rachel

Rachel joined Callisto as Quality Administrator in March 2021 and is currently completing her Level 4 Quality Practitioner Apprenticeship. Within the company, Rachel provides administration support to the Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance and Quality departments. As part of the Quality team, Rachel is responsible for administering the Quality Management Systems, providing Audit support to clients helping for client purposes, maintaining training records and recording KPIs. During her free time, Rachel enjoys photography, fitness and yoga

Amy Searle

Amy Searle

Quality Associate / RP

Quality Associate

More about Amy

Amy joined Callisto in the Summer of 2022 having previously worked as an RP, RPi and WQP within the pharmaceutical wholesale industry. Amy is responsible for ensuring clients are operating in accordance with UK GDP and assists in providing support on Quality Assurance to the wider business.

Outside work Amy enjoys travelling, gardening, and swimming.

Regulatory Team

Charlie Mayes

Charlie Mayes

Regulatory Manager

Regulatory Manager

More about Charlie

Charlie joined Callisto in 2017 as Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance Officer, having previous experience working in the chemicals regulatory sector. Since then, Charlie has grown alongside Callisto to become Regulatory Manager and has contributed meaningfully to the growing success of the Company. Unfortunately for Charlie, in his spare time, he follows Derby County. He also enjoys walking his dog, Drogo, in the Peak District.

Monwara Hoque

Monwara Hoque

Senior Regulatory Executive

Senior Regulatory Executive

More about Monwara

Monwara joined Callisto in January 2020 as a Senior Regulatory Affairs & Technical Consultant responsible for planning, leading and executing regulatory submissions for human medicinal products.

She has 23 years experience across multiple roles in the Pharmaceutical Industry with knowledge and experience in the formulation development and GMP manufacture of a broad range of dosage forms such as pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDIs), tablets, blend in capsule, drug in capsule, solutions, suspensions (using drug in bottle and preserved suspending agents), intravenous injections, freeze dried preparations and radiolabelled oral liquids for human ADME studies.

 

Elysia Farrell

Elysia Farrell

Senior Regulatory Executive

Senior Regulatory Executive

More about Elysia

Elysia joined Callisto as a graduate in 2020, after gaining a first-class degree with Honours in Biomedical Science from Nottingham Trent University. Within the company, Elysia works cross functionally as part of both the Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance departments, specifically in relation to Medical Devices. As part of the Medical Devices team, Elysia is involved in the preparation of Technical Files, with a more recent focus on the transition from the MDD to MDR, the registration of devices, undertaking specific responsibilities within Callisto as a UK Responsible Person and Elara as an EU Authorised Representative, and ensuring the vigilance requirements are met. Alongside this, other regulatory activities relating to medicinal products include marketing authorisation applications, variation submissions and building eCTD submissions for publishing. During their free time, Elysia enjoys running, trying different foods, and exploring new cities.

Claudia Citrolo

Claudia Citrolo

Senior Regulatory Executive

Senior Regulatory Executive

More about Claudia

Claudia has completed her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and master’s degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Pharmaceuticals Technologies in Italy, before moving to England in Summer 2014. She has worked in the Regulatory Affairs department of a generic pharmaceutical company for over 7 years, gaining experience on national, DC/MRP variations and licencing procedures. Claudia joined Callisto in March 2022 as part of the regulatory team, where she is involved in the preparation of marketing authorisation applications, life cycle management of existing licences and other regulatory activities. Claudia enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her friends and family.

Fahad Sheth

Fahad Sheth

Regulatory Executive

Regulatory Executive

More about Fahad

Fahad completed a MChem in Chemistry with Medicines Development at University of Bradford in 2015. Upon graduation, they spent some time working in Regulatory Affairs Post Approval and Maintenance at Reckitt Benckiser. Following this role Fahad worked in Regulatory Affairs at Mundipharma and AstraZeneca in submissions and CMC functions. Fahad has spent the last 4 years within the Foods for Special Medical Purposes and Food Supplement industry supporting submissions and projects. Fahad joined the team at Callisto in March 2022. As part of the regulatory team, Fahad is involved in the preparation of marketing authorisation applications, building eCTD submissions and publishing. Outside of work, Fahad enjoys hiking, football, going to the gym and travelling.

Hannah Bedford

Hannah Bedford

Regulatory Executive

Regulatory Executive

More about Hannah

Hannah joined Callisto in the Summer of 2021 after spending the previous 2 years working within the pharmaceutical industry in Dermatology and Vaccine sales. Hannah has a First-Class Honours Degree in Animal Health from Harper Adams University where she completed a placement year at an Animal Pharmaceutical company within the ruminant marketing team. Within Callisto, Hannah works in the regulatory team as a Regulatory Affairs Executive. As part of the regulatory team, Hannah is involved in the preparation of marketing authorisation applications and variations for UK and European licences, along with various additional regulatory activities. During her free time, Hannah enjoys being active and cooking.

Alex Reese

Alex Reese

Regulatory Executive

Regulatory Executive

More about Alex

Alex joined the Regulatory team at Callisto in June 2021, after completing his MSc in Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology following on from studying BSc Genetics, both at the University of Nottingham. As part of the regulatory team, Alex’s duties include preparing of variations to marketing authorisations and submission of initial applications for pharmaceutical products in Europe and the UK, via such routes as the MRDC Reliance Procedure. Whilst at Callisto, Alex has also been involved in the production and maintenance of technical documentation for medical devices in the US, UK and Europe. Outside of work, Alex enjoys music, sport, having recently taken up golf, and travelling, for which he has been studying Portuguese.

Bradley Peters

Bradley Peters

Regulatory & PV Executive

Regulatory & PV Executive

More about Bradley

Brad joined the business as a placement student in 2019 and continued to work during his final year of study. Brad has now returned fulltime following the completion of BSc in Biomedical Science at Nottingham Trent University. Within the company, Brad works cross functionally as part of both the regulatory and pharmacovigilance departments to meet the needs of the business. Regulatory work undertaken by Brad includes the preparation of marketing authorisation applications and variations, eCTD submissions and publishing this work

Isabelle Agar

Isabelle Agar

Regulatory & PV Executive

Deputy PV Manager

More about Isabelle

Isabelle joined Callisto in July 2022 after spending the previous 3 years within the pharmaceutical industry in both primary and secondary care account management. Here, she successfully sold influenza vaccines and pre-filled syringes for emergency medicine, working her way to becoming team leader.

Before this, Isabelle gained a first-class honours degree in Psychology from The University of Birmingham, graduating in 2019. Within Callisto Pharma Group she works as an integral member of both the PV and Regulatory teams.

Outside of work, she enjoys regularly competing her horse, playing tennis and walking her dogs. 

Pharmacovigilance Team

Ellie Bunyan

Ellie Bunyan

Deputy PV Manager

Deputy PV Manager

More about Ellie

Ellie joined Callisto in 2016 as a part time Pharmacovigilance Officer. Upon graduating in 2019 from Nottingham Trent University with a First Class Honours Degree in Biomedical Science, Ellie joined Callisto full time and is currently Deputy PV Manager. She is responsible for ensuring a range of routine pharmacovigilance activities, such as producing/checking product safety reports, brand leader reviews, and reporting of spontaneous cases, are conducted to a high standard in a timely manner. She is also responsible for the testing and comparison of Patient Information Leaflets, writing readability outcome reports and bridging reports to support dossier applications. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys weight training and regularly competing her horses.

Daniela-Izabela Dumitrica

Daniela-Izabela Dumitrica

Senior PV Executive

More about Daniela-Izabela

Izabela completed a B.E. in Biotechnologies at Babes-Bolyai University in 2016. Following graduation, she spent a couple of years working in the Pharmacovigilance department of a top 10 specialty generic pharmaceutical company. Here, she paved her way to the position of Deputy Case Processing Supervisor, where she gained the foundation of her current experience. In 2020, Izabela began working as an assistant editor at a publishing company for peer-reviewed, open access journals. After realising her passion for the Drug Safety domain, she joined Callisto in April 2021 as a Regulatory & PV Executive. Here, Izabela is involved in the weekly pharmacovigilance obligations, as well as periodic activities, such as Periodic Safety Update Reports, signal detection and Risk Minimisation Measures. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling and reading, and she also tries dabbling in arts and crafts.

Humaira Hafejee

Humaira Hafejee

Senior PV Executive

Senior PV Executive

More about Humaira

Humaira initially joined Callisto in 2016 as part of the “Year in Industry” programme, during the third year of her degree. She then continued on with Callisto following graduation from Nottingham Trent University with Honours in Forensic Science. Within the company, Humaira works predominately in the pharmacovigilance department and is also currently a Qualified Person for PV (QPPV) for various customers. As part of the pharmacovigilance team, Humaira is involved in the preparation and submission of case reports, management of pharmacovigilance system master files, preparation and management of risk management plans, in addition to various other pv activities. During her free time, Humaira enjoys reading, travelling and trying out new foods

Kieran Busby

Kieran Busby

PV Executive

PV Executive

More about Kieran

Kieran completed a BSc in Biomedical Science at Lincoln University. Graduating and beginning to work within an ISO:150189 accredited microbiology laboratory testing COVID-19 samples has provided him with rigorous attention to detail and set him up well for a role in pharmacovigilance. Kieran joined the team at Callisto in March 2021 and is part of the pharmacovigilance team that are responsible for all aspects of pharmacovigilance such as Product Safety Reports and routine activities. During his free time, Kieran enjoys walking, especially around nearby Elvaston Castle, listening to music and trying out new foods.

Ollie Phillips

Ollie Phillips

PV Executive

PV Executive

More about Ollie

Ollie joined Callisto as a graduate in March 2021, after gaining a Master’s degree in Pharmacology from Nottingham Trent University. Within the company, Ollie works cross functionally as part of both the regulatory and pharmacovigilance departments. As part of the regulatory team, Ollie is involved in the preparation of marketing authorisation applications, building eCTD submissions and publishing. He has also had experience working with medical devices and clinical evaluation production. Additionally, Ollie is responsible for the monthly regulatory intelligence newsletters which identifies important regulatory information for our customers. While also working in pharmacovigilance, Ollie completes routine PV services including safety report preparation and literature screening to help maintain the safety profile of our customers products. In his spare time, Ollie enjoys playing golf at his local club in Beeston as well as county badminton. He is also a keen cook and always enjoys trying something new from anywhere around the world.

Harry Vallans

Harry Vallans

PV Officer

PV Officer

More about Harry

Harry joined Callisto in January 2021 as an apprentice, studying Regulatory Compliance (Level 4) with Babington College. Within the company, Harry works primarily as part of the pharmacovigilance department, while also assisting the regulatory department to help with his studies As part of the PV team, Harry is involved in all aspects of pharmacovigilance, including Literature searching, Case reporting, analysis of adverse event reports, preparing monthly PV summaries, PSMF updates and safety reviews. Harry also helps with regulatory activities like preparing safety variations. In his spare time, Harry enjoys walking and playing card games, alongside being an avid football fan.

Isobel Lee

Isobel Lee

PV Officer

PV Executive

More about Isobel

Isobel joined Callisto in the Summer of 2022 after spending the previous 2 years working as a laboratory scientist at the NHS University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.

Isobel graduated from the University of Manchester in 2020 with a BSc.(Hons) in Biology. As part of the PV team, Isobel is involved in all aspects of pharmacovigilance, including Literature searching, Case reporting, analysis of adverse event reports, preparing monthly PV summaries, PSMF updates and safety reviews.

During her free time Isobel enjoys keeping fit and travelling.

Administration Team

Sam Bunyan

Sam Bunyan

Senior Financial Executive

Senior Financial Executive

More about Sam

Sam joined Callisto in January 2018 and has since obtained the Certificate in Business Accounting and is currently working towards qualification as a Chartered Management Accountant with CIMA. Within the company, Sam works cross functionally as part of both the financial and pharmacovigilance departments. Sam is responsible for payables, invoicing activities, and the general bookkeeping. Alongside this, pharmacovigilance activities include routine reviews of product safety information and the submission and maintenance of product information on XEVMPD. During his free time, Sam enjoys skiing and is a keen PC gamer.

Josh Lawrence

Josh Lawrence

Business Administration Executive

More about Josh

Josh joined Callisto in May 2019 as a Pharmacovigilance Officer. Since then, he has increased responsibilities in all fields within Pharmacovigilance, regulatory and financial administration. Josh is responsible for user testing, complaints, quality checking, monthly statements while also helping with new business onboarding and pharmacovigilance activities. When Josh is not at work he enjoys playing golf and football.

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