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Pauline Stewart-Long, BSc, PhD

Managing Director, Chairman, Consultant

Stewart-Long Solutions Ltd.

Pauline has over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry with roles in clinical research, project management and portfolio management. After managing drug development projects in several therapeutic areas and all phases of development, Pauline spent 7 years as a portfolio director responsible for the respiratory portfolio at GSK. Moving back into project management to become the VP of Global Project Management, she had a significant line management role as well as leading a major change initiative to define the practices and processes associated with the implementation of an enterprise project management system across R&D to drive the evolution of portfolio management.

She has a special interest in the critical role of people in delivering projects and has been consulting since 2012 within the life science sector working with small, medium and large companies and regularly running in-house master classes on many aspects of project and portfolio management.

Pauline graduated in Nutrition at the University of Surrey, has a PhD in Biochemical Nutrition from the University of Cambridge and chairs the Pharmaceutical Industry Project Management Group executive.


Cliff Preston, MA, DPhil, MSc

Operational Research and Decision Analysis Specialist
with Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Maritime experience

Volt Pharma Associates

Cliff has 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, initially as a clinical researcher at MSDRL and Glaxo Wellcome, followed by terms as a Decision Scientist at GSK and as Director/ Team Leader in the Portfolio & Decision Analysis Group at Pfizer. He has experience helping project teams make development decisions, and guiding budget holders and governance in allocating scarce budget and resources across a portfolio of opportunities.

Cliff is skilled at modeling business problems, both at a strategic and operational level. He is currently a freelance Decision Analysis and Operations Research consultant, Strategic Planning Analyst at the Port of Dover, and Honorary Researcher at the University of Kent Business School.

Peter enjoys nature, contributing to a healthy planet and giving back to agile community eg with pro bono services and co-hosting meetups.