Hedley Rees has been running the UK-based consultancy PharmaFlow since 2005, specialising in operations and supply chain management in the biopharmaceutical industry. Hedley’s expertise is in the three phases of clinical trials (and preclinical if required) and ongoing distribution of products that have gained regulatory authorizations to market. Prior to that, he spent 16 years in senior roles in Big Pharma (Bayer) and 10 years in biotech (British Biotech, Vernalis and OSI Pharmaceuticals (now Astellas). Hedley is also a long-term advocate of paradigm shifting modernization in the biopharmaceutical industry, authoring Supply Chain Management in the Drug Industry, Wiley, 2011. Hedley recently signed a contract with Wiley to write a new book titled Transforming the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain, which is scheduled to publish early in the New Year.