Five safety scientists hired to support growth strategy

Dhileep Ravilla

We are delighted to announce the recruitment of five world-class pharma professionals, including our new Safety Scientist Dhileep Ravilla who joins us from Pfizer.

During just over two years with the business that developed one of the world’s first Covid 19 vaccines in partnership with BioNTech, Dhileep was promoted to the role of Senior Safety Data Management Specialist.




 Heather Kim Easther HelenHeather Rogers, our new QA Administrator, joins us from QPS Holdings where she was a Senior Administrator. With more than 14 years’ experience in regulated industries, including over six years working for a Clinical Research Organisation, she has significant knowledge and experience of the drug development and regulatory process.

Kim McKay and Easther Manuel have both been appointed as Junior Safety Scientists. Kim has a BSc in Anatomy and Human Biology and an MSc (distinction) in Forensic Anthropology – Easther has a first class BSc degree in Pharmacology. Completing the recent additions to our team is Helen Ley who has a BSc in Equine and Veterinary Biosciences. Helen was working for the UK Government’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) before joining us as Client Support Specialist.



Panacea Chairman, Stuart Colligon, commented: “Investing in people is an essential element in our growth strategy for 2021 and beyond. Panacea’s reputation in the pharmaceutical support services sector is growing rapidly too – and the proof of that can be seen in the fact that we are consistently able to recruit such highly qualified and experienced professionals.”

Dhileep is based in Cardiff, while Heather, Kim, Easther and Helen are all working at our HQ.