Tony Baker is a Partner with Validant, based in the United Kingdom.
Tony has joined Validant after more than 16 years in a senior leadership position with NDA Group, a highly regarded European regulatory affairs consultancy. At NDA he established and built up the UK and German consulting teams and was especially successful in the recruitment of key experts into NDA Group.
Tony initially qualified as a Pharmacist after obtaining a bachelor degree from London University. His early career was in Pharma R&D with Pfizer and Eli-Lilly but he then transitioned into Regulatory Affairs in the mid 1980s, working in progressively more senior positions in mid-size French, Italian and British companies until 2003.
He has accumulated over 35 years experience in drug development and regulatory affairs. He has substantial experience with all EU regulatory procedures and has covered a broad range of therapeutic areas and product types. He is accustomed to understanding the needs of regulatory authorities, negotiating and building positive working relationships with them.
Throughout his career he has gained significant experience in efficient evaluation of technical/regulatory dossiers with respect to new product opportunities.