Chris Barnett


I graduated from Christ’s College Cambridge in 1981 with a degree in Natural Sciences and have since enjoyed a varied career within the  pharmaceutical industry. 
I spent twenty years working for major multinational companies, with ten of those years in quality assurance and ten in new product development and project management.

In 2002 I was a co-founder ofPharmaceutical Development Services 
and was a driving force behind it becoming one of the UK’s leading CMC consultancies. My work with them continues on certain projects and I confidently recommend the use of their regulatory and formulation development expertise to my clients.

Good Manufacturing Practice, Quality Management and Regulatory Compliance have always been important to me, along with working to a high personal code of ethics and integrity.

In 2010 I established my own consultancy practice in the United Kingdom, working with small and medium-sized companies all over the world. In 2019 I moved the business to Spain, and continue to provide services focused on GMP, quality management and quality systems from the foothills of the Sierra de Gracia in Andalucia. 
I have a rare blend of expertise in managing interfaces, whether between factories, or between R&D and Production. 

An analytical chemist by training, I am a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), a Chartered Quality Professional, a member of the Pharmaceutical Quality Group (UK) and the Asociación Española de Farmaceuticos de la Industria. I am also a certificated IRCA Lead Auditor for Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems.

I am not just a scientist, I am an experienced manager with multinational and small business experience, and hold a Masters in Business Administration.

Outside of industry, I am a Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Business Practitioner, enjoy scuba diving, rowing and weight training, and am a practised tinkerer with computers. Married with one son, I also speak fluent Spanish.