Nick C. Davies is a Senior Consultant with 30+ years of delivering results globally with a wide range of life science companies. In 2009 Nick formed NDA Consultants with a number of former GSK colleagues. In 2014 NDA Consultants became NDA Life Sciences, and in 2016 the name changed to Verta Life Sciences in recognition of the expansion of our services as a fully integrated Life Science Consulting and Product Management Group. Nicks’ expertise lies in manufacturing strategy and rationalization, strategic sourcing and outsourcing, global supply chain start-ups and leadership, new product introduction, technology transfer, and complex global change program leadership. He has established and started up new manufacturing facilities globally, rationalized global manufacturing operations, and closed and sold manufacturing facilities. He has a track record in successfully developing business cases, winning approval for multi-million dollar investment projects, turning around stock outs and supply shortages issues, and creating effective strategies to combat illegal product trade activities. He has been responsible for the annual supply of over $5billion worth of pharmaceutical product globally, and has lead new product introductions, Nick has lived in 6 different countries (UK, Thailand, South Korea, USA, Canada and Switzerland), and conducted business in more than 26 countries including China, India, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Kenya, Brazil, and Argentina. Nick has a M.Sc. in Design of Production Systems from Loughborough University of Technology, UK, and a B.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Warwick, UK. He is a Fédération Européenne d’Association Nationales d’Ingénieus European Engineer, and an Engineering Council of the U.K Chartered Engineer, and has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Nick is a Member of; the Institute of Measurement and Control, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, where he is the chair of ISPE’s Operations Management Community of Practice Nick lives in Raleigh NC USA with his wife and two children.