Introducing your Committee – NW & South

05 March, 2019

North West

Pat Drury – Chairman (North West Region), Vice Chair (UK)

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Patrick Michael Drury
Northern Valve & Fitting Company Limited

Patrick Drury is the Vice Chair for the ISPE UK board as well as sitting as the current Chair for the NW regional committee. A family man, with 2 Children and 1 Grandchild, he is also a season ticket holder at Manchester United.

Pat is a time served Pharmaceutical Engineer who completed a comprehensive mechanical apprenticeship at ICI/Zeneca/AstraZeneca Macclesfield and Alderley Park sites. He has a wealth of experience from the raw drug stage, straight through to the finished and packaged product (including sterile and non sterile.)

Now Pat is the co-owner of Northern Valve & Fitting Company. NVFCL is the official distributor in the UK and Ireland for the range of products manufactured by the FITOK group of 316L stainless steel and high purity products suitable for the Pharms and Bio Pharms industries.

Pat has been a member of the ISPE for many years and joined the NW committee in 2013. Pat is a keen ambassador of the ISPE and has always seen it as a fantastic resource for the Pharma industry and holds a great deal of respect for those talented, knowledgeable and dedicated individuals who give up their time throughout the year to ensure the members get the most out of their subscription.


Nick Kesterton – Chairman (Southern Region)

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Nicholas Kesterton
Business Development Manager
Rockwell Automation

Nick Kesterton hails from the South of England but moved to wales in 1987 to complete an MEng in Electrical and electronic Engineering at Glamorgan University and currently lives in Cardiff . After many years as a controls engineer and project manager, Nick moved into a sales role and is currently enjoying his 9th Year with Rockwell Automation focusing on LifeScience and Food industry customers around the UK. Nick took an active interest within the ISPE 5 years ago and has worked to raise the profile of Industry Suppliers within the ISPE.  

Three years ago Nick joined the Southern COP supporting through presentations and organised events. Nick has also linked with the GAMP Community with a personal interest in raising awareness of technology for compliance as the Industry sees ongoing pressure from the regulators and changes in guidelines. This year Nick took the challenge of being Chair for the Southern committee and is looking forward to a successful Annual conference.