You are leaving our website

or Decline

Meet our leadership team

As a leadership team, our focus is on working together, leveraging the breadth and depth of expertise that exists both within the team and across the wider business. Find out more about how we think.

Find out more about our Board of Directors here.

Peter Butterfield Chief Executive Officer

Peter was previously the Company’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to his present office as Chief Executive Officer on the 1 May 2018 having joined Alliance in 2010 as an Executive Director.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the life sciences sector and strong leadership experience gained in a variety of contexts. Peter joined the board of Alliance in 2010 with the acquisition of Cambridge Laboratories where he spent five years, latterly as UK Commercial Director. Prior to joining Cambridge Laboratories, Peter spent six years at GlaxoSmithKline in a variety of marketing and sales roles. He holds an honours degree in Pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh.

Andrew Franklin Chief Financial Officer

Andrew joined Alliance in September 2015 from Panasonic Europe Ltd, where he was General Manager, European Tax and Accounting.

From 2010 to 2012 Andrew was Finance Director and Company Secretary of Genzyme Therapeutics Ltd, the UK & Ireland subsidiary of Genzyme Corporation. Prior to that, he gained 12 years’ pharmaceutical experience with Wyeth in a variety of senior financial positions. Andrew holds an honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales with extensive experience of financial management of international businesses, including significant prior experience in life science companies.

Janice Timberlake Chief People & Infrastructure Officer

Janice is a Fellow of CIPD with over 25 years’ experience in HR roles, having previously held senior roles in My Travel plc and Natural Environment Research Council.

Janice is also a Non-executive Director and Trustee of Plymouth Marine Laboratory Ltd, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee.

Janice graduated in Geography from Hull University, and has been with Alliance since 2011.

Nick Maishman Interim Chief Scientific Affairs and Operations Officer

Nick has over 25 years’ sector experience in manufacturing and supply, having previously held senior roles at GSK, Pfizer and interim GM roles at number of CDMO companies.

He graduated in Microbiology from University of London, and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Alex Duggan Chief Commercial & Corporate Development Officer

Alex has over 20 years’ experience in pharma and business management. Alex joined Alliance in 2014.

He founded his own consumer healthcare business in 1996 and won a Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2003. He is a Board Member of the PAGB the Proprietary Association of Great Britain.

Alex graduated in Archaeology from Newcastle University.

Chris Chrysanthou Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Chris has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer advising both public and private companies within the pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. He joined Alliance in 2017.

Before joining Alliance, he was a partner at London based law firms Fasken and Fladgate.

Chris graduated in Law from Wolverhampton University.

Scroll to see more