Dr Ronnie Palin is Sector Manager for Life and Chemical Sciences at Skills Development Scotland (SDS). Ronnie has led the development of the Skills Investment Plans for both the Life and Chemical Sciences sectors, outlined as key growth areas by Scottish Government. Skills Investment Plans are industry-led strategies which support the alignment of the skills system with the needs of the employers. Ronnie is currently coordinating and implementing the action plans set out in the Skills Investment Plans through a number of industry led groups including the Life Sciences Advisory Board Skills group, Chemical Sciences Scotland Skills group, Scottish Life Sciences Association and Glasgow Economic Leadership Group in Life Sciences.
After obtaining a BSC and PhD in Chemistry, Ronnie joined Organon before taking up various management roles at Schering-Plough and Merck and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 15 years. Prior to joining SDS in 2014 he was Director of Scientific Strategy at Redx Pharma a drug discovery and development company focusing on cancer, infection and autoimmue disease.
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