MEET OUR TEAM

Mr Tim Liddicoat FRSC
Managing Director

Tim is an experienced analytical chemist and leader, with 25 years of experience, who is committed to customer satisfaction. He has a track record of building and developing successful teams across multiple industries.

Prior to joining Hall Analytical in July 2019, Tim spent nearly ten years at ThermoFisher Scientific, holding various leadership roles in its chromatography consumables business, where he ran both the technical and product management organisations. Previously, he held roles at Organon leading their separation sciences team in Newhouse, Scotland; Applied Biosystems as a mass spectrometry applications specialist; and as a bioanalytical mass spectrometrist at Covance.
Tim’s expertise lies in separation science, quantitative mass spectrometry, and pharmaceutical analysis.  He values continuous improvement, lean leadership, and sound strategy development.

Tim has a BSc (Hons) in chemical and pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Sunderland.  He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Research Quality Association.


Claire Sanderson
Commercial Manager

Claire is an experienced Analytical Chemist with over 20 years of experience.

Prior to joining Hall Analytical, Claire spent 11 years at Sciex, holding various leadership roles in the LC-MS  EMEA commercial organisation supporting the UK/Ireland and Nordic regions. Claire is committed to customer satisfaction and has a proven track record of building and leading successful teams.

Previously Claire spent 5 years at Thermo Fisher Scientific working in various sales and key account management roles.

Claire has an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Salford.


Jack Thomas
Section Head – Technical

Jack had 8 years of experience in drug discovery working across multiple disciplines (medicinal chemistry, separation sciences, DMPK and MetID) before joining Hall in June 2018. He is GLP study director for E&L studies performed at Hall and is responsible for overseeing study direction, R&D, and business development.

Jack has an MSc in Chemistry and published Anderson, A., Thomas, J., et. al., Discovery of an Orally Bioavailable Pan αv Integrin Inhibitor for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, JMedChem 2019, 62 (19), 8796-8808


Dr Pete Gibbons MRSC
Head of Reduced-Risk Product Analysis

Pete obtained his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Liverpool in 2004. He then embarked on an 11-year post-doctoral research career as a drug discovery expert. In 2015 he joined a major independent UK manufacturer of ENDS products as technical manager, responsible for product quality standards and regulatory compliance. Pete joined Hall Analytical in 2021 as head of reduced-risk product analysis. He is a contributing expert to BSI TC437, CEN/TC 437 and ISO/TC 126 WG3.


Dr Andrew Feilden CSci CChem FRSC
European E&L Strategic Director

Andrew has over 20 years of experience supporting the pharmaceutical industry with 12 years at AstraZeneca leading extractable and leachable testing, working on a variety of dosage forms.

He authored regulatory documents for drug substances and CCS (IMPD and NDA) resulting in successful regulatory approval. As a thought leader within the field of E&L, he has presented in over 15 countries worldwide on the subject of E&L. Prior to joining Hall Analytical in November 2019 he was the Chemistry Operations Director at Smithers.

Andrew has a BSc in chemistry (Hons) and a DPhil from the University of York.  He is a Chartered Scientist and has been a scientific advisor to IPAC-RS and co-chair of the ELSIE group


Nick Morley
Principal Scientist

Nick has over 12 years of experience in the field of extractables and leachables, both in large pharma and at a CRO. He is responsible for providing technical/consultative support to new and existing customers in the field of E&L. Experience working on a range of products including pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical (inhalation, topical and parenteral), medical device and nicotine delivery systems. Experienced in authoring successful regulatory files (BLA, NDA, MAA), performing leachable risk assessments and defining E&L testing strategies. Nick has lead workshops and given a number of presentations on the subject of E&L.

Nick has a BSc in chemistry, is a member of the BSI Committee, and British representative on the CEN (European standards Committee) working group for extractables and leachables of electronic cigarettes & eLiquids.


Kelly Smith
Head of Quality

Kelly is an experienced analytical chemist and has 14 years of experience in industry, covering fine chemical/agrochemical, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, veterinary and ENDS analysis of in-process, intermediates, API, finished product and method development. With 7 years of direct line management, Kelly has a  proven track record of developing and leading successful teams in multiple disciplines across multiple sectors.

Kelly has spent the majority of her career working in cGMP manufacturing facilities (GSK, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Aesica Pharmaceuticals) and has gained extensive knowledge of MHRA, FDA, ICH regulations and requirements for data integrity across multiple GxPs, including a strong background in CSV.

Prior to joining Hall Analytical in June 2019, Kelly spent 2 years as a quality assurance manager at a pharmaceutical contract testing laboratory (Broughton Laboratories). Kelly also has 14 years of experience with Lean SixSigma, gaining her Green belt in 2014.


Iain Gibb
Operations Director

With over twenty years of LC-MS experience, Iain is an experienced analytical chemist and leader.

With a proven track record of building and developing teams​, Iain spent 14 years at Sciex, holding various roles across the organisation from applications scientist, pharmaceutical market development manager to management of the EMEA applications support organisation. He was also involved in the launch of the Acquity UPLC system during his time at Waters as pharmaceutical development manager.

Prior to this, Iain spent 5 years at a large CRO working as study director and method development/validation specialist​.

Iain specialises in quantitative LC-MS, in both development and validation. He is experienced in working to a high level of GLP and regulatory compliance and has a passion for SixSigma and Lean management.


Joanne Jones
Project Manager

Joanne gained over 7 years of experience in project management before joining Hall Analytical in February 2020.

Prior to this, Joanne spent 13 years at ThermoFisher Scientific in various roles including manufacturing chemist, technical support chemist, senior applications scientist and project manager.

Joanne’s expertise lies in core project management skills such as facilitation, planning, change management, stakeholder alignment, risk management, communication planning and results delivery.

Joanne holds a BSc (Hons) in chemistry.