Daire Begley Chief Operating Officer Senior Consultant and Qualified Person

Daire Begley

COO, Senior Consultant and Qualified Person

Daire Begley is a senior pharmaceutical professional with more than 25 years of strategic and operational expertise in Quality Assurance, Quality Systems, Quality Control and Technical Services. He held senior quality management positions in leading biopharmaceutical companies including NPS Pharma (now part of Takeda) Mylan, Wyeth, and Pfizer for 15 years.

Daire has Quality Assurance and QP experience with small molecule, vaccines, biologics, and dosage forms including solid dose, small and large volume parenterals and medical devices for clinical and commercial applications. Daire has demonstrated success in leadership, implementing fit for purpose quality systems, CMO management and has a proven track record of leading change and influencing strategic direction to improve quality mindset and to ensure a culture of continuous improvement is nurtured. He has significant expertise in QA/QP auditing, inspection readiness, QMS remediation activities, global regulatory requirements, Health Authority inspections and interactions.

Daire earned his MSc degree in Instrumentational Analysis from Dublin City University, Ireland, his BSc degree in Chemistry from University College Dublin, Ireland and his Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Pharmaceutical Studies from the University of Brighton, UK. He is a certified QP since 2003.

In 2017, Daire joined the Cilatus Leadership team to establish the Cilatus QP Service and QP Certification business, Cilatus Manufacturing Services Ltd., based in Dublin, Ireland. He also has acted as Contract Head of Quality for clients and leads the QA and Quality System consulting practice at Cilatus.