Nick Melling
Senior Director,
Market Access Europe

Nick has spent more than 27 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry, predominantly in a Market Access leadership  capacity at country, regional and global levels.

Nick's experience  includes, Global market access capability development and cross portfolio new product planning (UK/Ireland & Nordics) with responsibility for price, reimbursement and access strategies across  Phase II products and beyond.  Nick also has also sat in role as European launch leader including Value Story development, pricing, launch strategy and implementation.

Nick is based in Newcastle, UK.

Hirotoshi Komoda
Senior Director,
Market Access Japan

Hirotoshi Komoda has more than 30 years of experience in Government Relations and Public Policies, most recently focusing on the pharmaceutical and medical device sector in Japan.

Hirotoshi has held several executive level roles within the Pharmaceutical Industry in Japan including Director for Public Affairs and Policy, identifying priority issues and environment shaping activities to influence government policy and regulations to advance business strategy.

Hiratoshi is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Ed Stockton
Senior Director,
Market Access Strategy

Ed’s previous roles have included Head of Market Access  for the UK and China where he was responsible for leading country launch and  life cycle strategies across the portfolio. Ed was also PRA launch leader at a regional and global level across several disease areas.

His most recent role was as Global Payer Strategy and Marketing Director, responsible for building capabilities around launch excellence, value story creation, pricing, healthcare system mapping and Market Access integration into brand and commercial planning.

Ed is based in Sunderland, UK.

Shannon Lee
Director - Market Access

Shannon’s main areas of expertise include reimbursement strategy for HTA and Payer submissions, new product planning for pipeline assets, and creating tailored scientific information for healthcare professionals, payers and patients. She has previously directed the strategy for HTA submissions, product listing negotiations with payers, and advocacy plans.

Shannon is responsible for leading global projects, as well as utilising her experience in the field to advise on the Canadian market. Shannon is based in Toronto, Canada.

Luca Dellamano
Director – Market Access

Since 2007, Luca has been supporting the execution of Strategic Pricing and Market Access projects, including performing primary and secondary research at European and international level. His experience, working for both consulting agencies and in a freelance capacity has seen him conduct hundreds of qualitative interviews with Payers, KOLs and other key stakeholders and led him to become an expert in the collection and analysis of P&R, HTA and Market Access data.

Luca is responsible for leading European focused projects, advising on the Italian market and is fluent in Italian and English. Luca is based in London in the UK.

Angela Acosta
Director – Market Access

Angela is experienced in payer value communications, evidence generation, environment analysis, stakeholder mapping, and Health Technology Assessments. She has also supported international companies (small and medium biotech) to obtain national marketing authorisation and request pricing and reimbursement in Spain. Angela has also been involved with the management and coordination of face-to-face and online advisory boards throughout her career.

Angela is responsible for leading global projects, advising on the Spanish market and is fluent in Spanish and English. Angela splits her time between Dubai and Spain.

Strategic Advisors:
FingerPost’s Strategic Advisors are all experts from pharmaceutical company, academic or agency backgrounds. They are experts in healthcare system policy and reform and typically specialise in a single market or grouped markets e.g. Nordics. They provide advice for the challenges faced by our clients, validate research outcomes and provide recommendations on a market-by-market basis. Please contact us for more information about our market-specific Strategic Advisors.
Market Access Consultants:
Our team of Market Access Consultants is made up of carefully selected, market access freelancers with a strong background in health economics, pricing and clinical evidence. They are based in-market, interview payers in their preferred language, and have built their own payer networks within the healthcare systems they focus on. They play a pivotal role in country market research activities. Please contact us for more information about the Market Access Consultants that we work with.
Catherine Bacon
CEO

Cath founded FingerPost Consulting in 2015, after a period working within market access consultancies, to help address the resource and knowledge gaps associated with market access on a Global level. Cath now leads the business and is determined to provide a unique offering that addresses gaps not fully serviced within both small pharma/biotech and larger agencies.. She enjoys collaborating on projects and learning from the vast range of experts that support FingerPost.​​

Cath is based in Manchester (UK)

Victoria Wooldridge
Chief Operating Officer

Victoria has over 12 years’ experience working within a commercial recruitment capacity, primarily within the field of Market Access and HEOR and has developed many strong, company specific relationships, enabling internal teams to ensure they have the precise skill sets in place for successful project delivery.

In position at FingerPost, Victoria develops and supports our global network, strengthening our capabilities to support partners on a greater breadth of projects alongside leading on contracting and business operations.

Victoria is based in Manchester (UK)

Ed Stockton
Senior Director,
Market Access Strategy

Ed’s previous roles have included Head of Market Access  for the UK and China where he was responsible for leading country launch and  life cycle strategies across the portfolio. Ed was also PRA launch leader at a regional and global level across several disease areas.

His most recent role was as Global Payer Strategy and Marketing Director, responsible for building capabilities around launch excellence, value story creation, pricing, healthcare system mapping and Market Access integration into brand and commercial planning.

Ed is based in Sunderland, UK.

Nicole Drake Boven
Primary Research Lead

Nicole has over 18 years of pharmaceutical market research experience, including pricing and market access. She started her career in the US but much of her experience has been gained working both on the client and agency sides for Global and European teams.

Nicole’s key focus at FingerPost is to ensure we are compliant with market research guidelines and reporting requirements. She also develops our primary research policies and processes, and provides direction and coordination of the primary research elements of projects.

Nicole is based in Lyon, France.

Steven Hartley ACA
Non-Executive Director

Steve is a Chartered Accountant with experience on the Board of listed and private companies. Steve’s background in corporate finance has enabled him assist businesses from start up through the many challenges of fast growth, international expansion, business acquisitions and sales or listing on public markets. Based in Manchester, Steve supports and advises the FingerPost Leadership team to help secure the long-term, sustainable success of FingerPost.

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