Meet our team
Medical Director & CEO
BSc (Hons) Biology – The University of Manchester
PhD Molecular and Cell Biology – The University of Glasgow
Ben is a PhD molecular and cell biologist who has experience both within the pharmaceutical industry and within the publishing industry that serves it. For several years, he worked as an Editor of a publication that identified the latest discoveries in science which support drug discovery. This provided him with a broad background in almost all therapeutic areas relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to this, he has worked as a research scientist for AstraZeneca and The University of Glasgow. As the Medical Director at Random42, Ben writes scripts and provides continual scientific support for all projects, ensuring that they are scientifically correct and accurate.
Corporate Strategy Director
BA (Hons) Accountancy – University of Portsmouth
FCA – Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
Richard is a Chartered Accountant that has worked in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry for over 25 years. He trained at KPMG, but since qualification has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the branded and generic sectors. After working for Wellcome plc, Medeva, Celltech and UCB, Richard left in 2003 and was one of the founding members of Focus Pharmaceuticals in that year. Focus successfully sold the business to AMCO in October 2014, with Richard managing the exit process. Richard has a very broad financial, commercial and operational background including Private Equity, Strategic Planning, Corporate Finance, Fund raising, Banking Relationships and all aspects of financial reporting. He is also very hands on with respect to the business and enjoys helping businesses grow to their full potential.
HND Technical Illustration and Visual Communications – Warwickshire College
C&G Photography – Warwickshire College
PTLLS Teacher training – Warwickshire College
Matthew has over 12 years of experience creating 3D animation and graphics for broadcasters such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4 as well as The Discovery Channel and The History Channel. Matthew has worked on many high profile projects including several episodes of ‘Horizon’ for BBC and a major US adaptation of Brian Greene’s bestselling book ‘The Elegant Universe’. As well as a career in broadcast graphics he has also taught 3D animation and photography at a local college. Matthew is also a keen landscape photographer and has had his work exhibited. As Creative Director Matthew is responsible for leading the animation team and for co-ordinating the overall look for projects.
Client Services Director
BFA Graphic Design – The Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia
Melanie is a seasoned marketing and design professional with a focus on client services. As Client Services Director she acts as the client liaison for new and existing business, manages and strengthens client relationships, and supervises a team of account executives. Over the last ten years she has worked in a variety of agency and in-house roles in The United States, The Bahamas and The United Kingdom in the fields of hospitality, charity, food and beverage, luxury goods, sports and entertainment, and real estate. Her core talents are in project management, graphic design, art direction, social media and strategic marketing, all of which play a pivotal role in Random42’s continued reputation as the global leader in medical animation.
BSc (Hons) Genetics – University College London
Michèle has previously worked for a CRO and a pharmaceutical company in data management for clinical trials. This enabled her to gain an insight into the process involved in bringing a new product to market and the challenges that are faced along the way. In this role she was part of a team working on a large phase III study and also undertook training of new staff at an outsourced location. At Random42 she is responsible for account handling and is a main point of contact for issues relating to the financial side of projects. She is involved in most of the projects to some degree, ranging from voice over coordination to invoicing and translations.
BSc (Hons) Anatomical Science – The University of Bristol
Andy has joined Random42 as the new Finance Director, replacing Richard Grethe who moves into a new role as Corporate Strategy Director. Andy has a background in the Pharmaceutical industry, but also brings a broad experience in finance through his training in Accounting. In his spare time Andy enjoys lots of exercise and spending time with family & friends.
Scientific Account Director
BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology – The University of Manchester
PhD Neuroendocrinology – Imperial College London
Elly is a PhD neuroendocrinolgist with extensive in vivo experience researching the regulation of appetite by gut hormones. Previous to Random42, Elly had several reviews and research articles published, in addition to working as a scientific copy editor for oncology-based journals. This provided her with a broad background of research and writing experience relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. Since joining Random42 as a Scientific Account Director, Elly has enjoyed working across a wide range of therapeutic areas in script development and scientific project content.
Scientific Account Director
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology – University of Leeds
PhD Molecular and Cellular Physiology – University of Liverpool
Bradley is a molecular and cellular biologist with experience of both in vitro and in vivo disease modelling. He has previous experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca working on a wide variety of projects, providing him with a broad background in many therapeutic areas. Bradley is responsible for account handling and works alongside the Medical Director to develop scripts and provides support for all projects to ensure scientific accuracy.
Scientific Account Director
BSc (Hons) Human and Medical Science – University of Westminster
PhD Genetics and Nephrology – University College London
Priya is a PhD molecular biologist, focused in nephrology and gene editing technology at UCL. Prior to this, she has worked within the NHS, in both diagnostic and research areas to help improve these services. She brings this experience to her role as Scientific Account Director at Random42, where she is responsible for scientific script writing and providing scientific support for projects.
MSci (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry – Queen Mary University of London
Whilst studying for her Masters, Pooja has learnt how drugs are designed and optimised from lead compounds, their mode(s) of action and pharmacology, and how they are developed through trials and into manufacture. With the skills she has developed from University, she is able to apply this to her current role as an Account Director, responsible for account handling and building new relationships to drive new business with Pharma, Biotech and other adjacent Markets.
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry – The University of Birmingham
Laura is a Biochemistry graduate with experience in pharmaceutical marketing, focusing on new business development. Laura began her career as an agency account handler, here she was able to develop strong client relationships on both UK and global projects, and was involved in the project management of a number of accounts. At Random42 she is responsible for the growth and development of new business, and strengthening relationships with new clients. Other responsibilities include developing proposals for new and existing business development leads and overseeing R&D pipeline strategy within the pharmaceutical industry.
BSc (Hons) Chemistry – The University of Sheffield
MSc Science Communication – The University of Sheffield
Lucy joined Random42 after completing her Master’s degree in Science Communication at The University of Sheffield. Previous to this she worked in business consultancy, which led to the discovery of her interest in combining her passion for science with the business world. She also has previous experience in scientific PR and digital marketing, working part-time throughout her studies. Lucy brings this previous experience to her role at Random42, where she is responsible for the management of various aspects of Random42’s marketing strategy, including multi-channel and digital marketing, PR and communications, reporting and statistical analysis and events management.
BSc (Hons) BioVeterinary Science – University of the West of England
Nina is a BioVeterinary Science graduate with experience in STM publishing and Medical Communications. Before working at Random42, Nina worked with various NHS groups and managed projects in the UK and Middle East. As an Account Manager, she is usually involved in the initial stages of the projects and preparing project proposals. Nina is responsible for developing new client relationships within pharma, biotech and other adjacent vertical markets.
Senior Account Executive
BSc (Hons) Cellular and Molecular Biology – Newcastle University
At Random42, some of Chris’ responsibilities include creating proposals and building strong relationships with clients to secure new business. He also stays up to date with the pharmaceutical market by writing and presenting pharmaceutical industry reports. In his free time you can find Chris playing basketball or eating popcorn in a cinema.
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science – University College London
As an Account Executive, Harriet is involved in the primary stages of projects and establishing client relationships within the pharma, biotech and adjacent markets. Outside of work, she enjoys running, has a passion for floral patterns and makes good use of the opportunities that living and working in London has to offer.
BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology – University of Sheffield
MRes Translational Oncology – University of Sheffield
Lottie joined Random42 after graduating with a Master’s degree in Translational Oncology at the University of Sheffield. Medical Communications presented the ideal career path for Lottie as it provides her with the opportunity to carry on her passion for science but within a commercial setting. As an Account Executive, her responsibilities include the building and maintenance of new client relationships, as well as keeping the team up to date with relevant pharma news.
BSc (Hons) Zoology – University of Leeds
Leah joined Random42 after graduating with a degree in Zoology, her scientific background has provided a solid foundation to begin a career in this field. As an Account Executive, she is responsible for coordinating voice overs and language translations, as well as handling video edits and updates once animations are completed. Outside of work she likes baking, yoga, and going out with friends.