Meet The Team

Here at Interface Clinical Services (ICS), we’re a rather large team made up of predominately clinical pharmacists and we’re based across the UK- from West Lothian to Dartmoor, from Glamorgan to Antrim to good ol’ Leeds.

Whilst we’d like you to meet the whole team, we just don’t have the time… so here are a few people you should get to know if you are interested in working with (or working for) ICS.

Our Team

Meet The Team

Michael Drakard, Managing Director

Michael, also known as Mike, has worked in the healthcare sector for over 28 years, gaining extensive experience within the pharmaceutical industry.  He finished his corporate tenure as General Manager for Chiesi Pharmaceuticals Ltd before founding ICS in 2004.

Mike is also the founder and Managing Director of Dene Healthcare, one of the largest suppliers of medical equipment and consumable products into the primary care sector.

 

Omar Patel, Clinical Director

Omar, a graduate in pharmacy with a Master’s degree received from the University of Strathclyde, joined ICS at the company’s inception in 2004.  As Clinical Director, Omar is responsible for clinical governance and quality assurance throughout the organisation. 

Omar previously held pivotal roles managing community pharmacies for a flagship retailer and within the pharmaceutical sector, delivering treatment optimisation programmes in partnership with the NHS across the Primary Care sector.

 

Jim McArdle, Commercial Director

Jim joined ICS in 2006, and as Commercial Director is responsible for the growth and development of the business. Jim has a strong understanding of the NHS marketplace, and in particular the commissioning agenda.

Jim is a qualified pharmacist, with a career prior to ICS that spanned all sectors of pharmacy, both in the UK and internationally.

 Jim is passionate about the emerging roles of clinical pharmacists in primary care, and the use of intelligent 'real time' data to better inform commissioning and prescribing decisions.

Mark Tate, Operations Director

Mark joined ICS in 2010 after holding a number of senior financial positions in a range of sectors over the last 25 years.

As Operations Director and a certified accountant, Mark has responsibility for finance, human resources, information technology and the day to day operations of the company. 

Since joining ICS Mark has seen a significant increase in the volume of clinical services delivered to the primary healthcare sector.

Steve Davis, Client Services Director

Steve joined ICS in 2013 with over 20 years experience in the healthcare sector, having held senior roles within medical devices, wound care, pharmaceutical and homecare provider companies.

Steve specialises in helping companies and healthcare provider organisations, such as the NHS, to work together effectively to maximise their potential by designing clinical services which deliver best in class clinical outcomes for patients.

Michael Fort, Non-Executive Director

Michael has financial and management experience in a number of corporate environments with a focus over recent years on the healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical sectors; including an 11 year tenure at Synexus Clinical Research, latterly as the Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2010.

Michael took on the role of Non-Executive Director and Investor with ICS in 2012, advising on financial and operational aspects of the business.

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