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Meet The Directors
Here at Interface Clinical Services, we’re a rather large team of mostly clinical pharmacists. We’re based all over the UK from West Lothian to Dartmoor, from Glamorgan to Antrim and of course, Leeds.
Whilst we’d like to introduce you to the whole team, there’s simply too many of us. Here’s a few people you’ll get to know if you’re interested in working with, or for Interface Clinical Services. Meet the directors.
Michael Drakard is the Managing Director of Interface Clinical Services.
Michael, more commonly known as Mike, has worked in the healthcare sector for over 28 years. During this time he gained extensive experience within the pharmaceutical industry. He finished his corporate tenure as General Manager for Chiesi Pharmaceuticals Ltd before founding Interface in 2004.
Mike is also the founder and Managing Director of Dene Healthcare, one of the largest suppliers of medical equipment and consumable products into primary care.
Omar Patel is the Clinical Director at Interface Clinical Services.
Omar is a graduate in pharmacy with a Master’s degree received from the University of Strathclyde. He joined Interface when the company was established in 2004. As Clinical Director, Omar is responsible for clinical governance and quality assurance throughout the organisation. He previously held key roles managing community pharmacies for a flagship retailer and later within the pharmaceutical sector, where he delivered treatment optimisation programmes in partnership with the NHS across primary care.
Jim McArdle is the Commercial Director at Interface Clinical Services.
Joining Interface in 2006 and as Commercial Director, Jim is responsible for the growth and development of the business. Jim has a strong understanding of the NHS marketplace, and in particular the commissioning agenda.
As a qualified pharmacist, Jim's career prior to Interface spanned all sectors of pharmacy, both in the UK and internationally. He is passionate about the emerging roles of clinical pharmacists in primary care and the use of intelligent 'real time' data to better inform commissioning and prescribing decisions.
Mark Tate is the Operations Director at Interface Clinical Services.
Mark joined Interface after holding a number of senior financial positions over the last 25 years. As Operations Director and a certified accountant, Mark has responsibility for finance, information technology and the day to day operations of the company. Since joining Interface in 2010, Mark has seen a significant increase in the number of clinical services delivered to primary care.
Client Services Director
Steve Davis is the Client Services Director at Interface Clinical Services.
Steve joined Interface in 2013 with over 20 years of healthcare experience. He has held senior roles throughout the sector, including working for medical device, wound care, pharmaceutical and homecare providers. Steve specialises in helping companies and healthcare organisations, including the NHS, to work together effectively. These partnerships enable organisations to maximise their potential and deliver improved outcomes for patients.
Michael Fort is a Non-Executive Director at Interface Clinical Services.
Michael has financial and management experience in a number of corporate environments including the healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Michael spent 11 years at Synexus Clinical Research, where he was the Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2010.
In 2012, Michael took on the role of Non-Executive Director and Investor with Interface. He advises on all financial and operational aspects of the business.
Interface takes the spread of COVID-19 extremely seriously. Our priority is the safety of patients, employees, NHS staff and their families. We’re adapting our services to deliver clinical support remotely including the patient clinics incorporated within many of our reviews.