Meet the team
ANDREW WAIDE – Founder of AWA and former Chief Executive of Branded and Generic Pharmaceutical Companies with 30 years commercial experience including health foods and retail pharmacy. He has a wide knowledge of the industry with contacts gained through executive positions at former leading UK pharmaceutical wholesaler McCarthy PLC, nutritional company Pharmadass and as CEO of Manx Healthcare. For the past 10 years he has been focussed on M&A and pharmaceutical consultancy.
PETER BALLARD – A Chartered Accountant, he qualified in London with KPMG. Early years were spent with Ernst & Young in Los Angeles and a pharmaceutical manufacturer in San Francisco. After return to the UK, he worked on Europe wide strategic planning assignments for US consultants Booz Allen. He was appointed UK Finance Director of a major food manufacturer and subsequently moved to being Finance Director of the UK operations of Hoffman La Roche. He joined the late Tim Amies as a founder director of Amies International Ltd who were merger and acquisition specialists in various industry sectors including food manufacturing and pharmaceuticals for over 20 years. He has worked with Andrew Waide in health product deals in the UK and internationally over many years.
MIKE FENWICK – A Business Studies graduate who worked for 15 years in the consumer healthcare industry, for Unilever, Smith & Nephew and Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis). He held a variety of sales and marketing positions and worked extensively in business development. He spent 6 years with Ciba-Geigy, the last 4 of which were at Head Office in Basel. During this time, the Consumer Pharmaceuticals business grew rapidly via acquisition in the US, EU and South Africa. He has worked for Multinational clients and on consulting projects around the world. He is based in London, but has full international reach and capabilities. Mike’s experience now embraces several additional consumer product sectors, including personal care, household products and prescription pharmaceuticals.
JACCI FINLEY – Office Administrator– based in Milton Keynes Head office