Brian Whittle, Chairman
Dr Brian A Whittle has over forty years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is a specialist in the development of plant-based medicines. He was co-founder and Scientific Director of GW Pharmaceuticals until retirement in 2008, Co-founder and Chief Executive of a company which later became Phytopharm plc and Chief Scientific Officer from 1994 to1998. He was previously Managing Director of Research Consultants (International) Limited, a subsidiary of Ethical Holdings plc.
From 1981 to date, he founded and directs Brian Whittle Associates Limited, a pharmaceutical development consultancy. Earlier he was Director of Regulatory Affairs and Health Registration for Wyeth Europa Limited, Head of Pharmacology and Director of Licensing at Reckitt and Colman plc, Scientific Officer and Head of the Central Nervous Systems Unit at ICI Pharmaceuticals Limited. Prior to that Brian was a lecturer in pharmacology at Sunderland University, a pharmacist at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, and Research Assistant at London Hospital Medical College.
Brian is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, awarded for distinction in the practice of pharmacy, Fellow of the Linnaean Society and a former member of the British Institute of Regulatory Affairs. He was awarded a B Pharm degree from the University of Nottingham in 1954, an MSc by the University of London in 1957 and a PhD also by the University of London in 1964.
Currently, he is Founder and Executive Chairman of Nutraceuticals Ltd and acts as a consultant to several pharmaceutical companies.