PharmOut Team

Meet the PharmOut team

Pick PharmOut for your next project. Our diverse, professional team includes Architects, Engineers, Validation, and GMP consultants with many years of experience spanning the industry.

Management Team

PharmOut has an experienced management team with a proven track record of delivering complex GMP, Validation and Engineering projects on a fixed price or a fee for service basis .

Trevor Schoerie - GMP Consultant

Trevor Schoerie

Managing Director – Executive Consultant

Trevor has over 30 years of practical, hands-on international industry experience ranging across facility design, construction, validation, production and logistics. He has successfully supported many companies achieve US FDA, MHRA or TGA GMP certification, assisted international regulators to achieve successful PIC/S membership and is passionate about seeking innovative ideas to add value.

Trevor has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the whole product lifecycle, being involved in many design and scale up projects whilst in industry and later as a CEO of a Life Science Engineering company before he founded PharmOut in 2006.

Trevor routinely works with and trains both industry and regulators in a wide range of GMP topics including Data Integrity, CSV, FDA CFR 820, ISO13485 and Annex 11.

As founder of PharmOut Trevor is customer focused and driven to ensure PharmOut is up-to-date with international compliance trends and providing our clients receive practical and current support.

Nic Van Der Nol - Pharmaceutical Architect

Nic Van Der Nol

Director – Executive Consultant

As a building practitioner and a registered Architect, Nic has over 15 years’ experience in the detail design, documentation, construction and contract administration of a large range of pharmaceutical, hospital, sterile and non-sterile manufacturing facilities, both locally and internationally.

Maria Mylonas - Training Services Manager

Maria Mylonas

Learning and Development Director

Maria has over 20 years’ experience in Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Learning & Development management roles in the Pharmaceutical, Medical device and Automotive industries in the Asia Pacific Region. She is a qualified Biological Scientist and educator and routinely trains industry in a wide range of GMP topics including current PIC/S updates, Data Integrity, Quality Risk Management, CAPA, ISO 13485 just to name a few. Maria is passionate about program design and competency assessments that align to business strategy and quality culture.

Alison Tennent - Quality Systems Director

Alison Tennent

Quality Systems Director

Alison is a quality systems expert, having delivered many programs over the years to streamline large multinational documentation systems no project is to large or too small. She is a chemical engineer who loves to write, with 18 years of experience in quality-related disciplines within the pharmaceutical, medical device, food services, facilities management and agricultural-chemical industries.

She has successfully implemented effective quality management systems for many clients, both small and large, to meet their business requirements and relevant standards including ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, GLP and GMP.

Alison is able to easily adapt regulations and standards to suit the needs of a client, taking into account the size and business type, and the audience.

Ashley Isbel - Validation Services Manager

Ashley Isbel

GMP Services Director

Arguably Australia’s leading expert in validation, Ashley offers over 20 years of practical experience as a qualified Chemical Engineer in GMP-regulated industries (TGA, PIC/S, FDA), including pharmaceuticals, pharmacies, medical devices and blood & tissue organisations.

Ashley has trained regulatory agencies as well as supported start-up companies to find their way through CFR 820, CFR Part 11, PIC/S, ISO 13485 and 14644.

His expertise includes validation, process engineering and GMP compliance, GDP, with specialties in sterile manufacture, HVAC systems and cleanroom design and construction and ATMPs.

Ashley routinely conducts practical gap analysis, performs design reviews and inspections to assist companies develop compliance road maps and support vendor audits.

Architectural & Engineering Team

PharmOut has an experienced team of engineers and architects with a proven track record.

John Young - Senior Engineer

John Young

Lead Consultant

John is a chartered chemical engineer with 19 years of work experience. His key expertise is in the process design, commissioning and validation of manufacturing facilities for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) including biopharmaceuticals. He has worked on projects for several pharmaceutical companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Schering Plough, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Pfizer and PPL Therapeutics. John has experience supporting projects at a variety of stages including technology selection, concept development, design, construction, commissioning and validation. John is an experienced risk assessment facilitator.

Ramin Tavahen - Project Planner

Ramin Tavahen

Senior Consultant

Ramin is a highly motivated, tertiary-qualified Chemical Engineer and MBA holder with more than 10 years’ experience as a Project Manager. His abilities are collectively unique in the diversity of his skillset, widely distributed across various industries – he has extensive experience operating within pharmaceutical, oil and gas and building and construction industries, with specialist skills in the GMP compliance of pharmaceutical facilities. He has successfully worked on projects with budgets in excess of $150 million USD, sequentially delivering successful project outcomes, both locally and globally.

Warna Foneska - Lead Consultant

Warna Foneska

Lead Consultant

Warna is qualified Chemical/Industrial Engineer with 13 years manufacturing and senior management experience in beverage industry and 21 years manufacturing, engineering and operation excellence experience in pharmaceutical industry with extensive knowledge in GMP.

Warna Foneska - Consultant

Richard Paynter

Lead Process Engineer

Richard has 20 years experience managing capital projects within the secondary pharmaceuticals sector with a bias to front end manufacturing processes for both liquids and solid dose forms.

Key experience & expertise with pharmaceutical quality water systems, product pathway piping systems, mixing vessels, containment isolators, downflow & laminar flow booths and HVAC systems.

Richard has a quality mindset that instils trust and collaborative relationships with QA colleagues and end user stakeholders.

Doug Neumann - Senior Engineer

Doug Neumann

Senior Engineer

Doug has over twenty years of experience in project engineering and project management roles in predominately pharmaceutical but also food/dairy industries. His experience has included from small upgrades to complete new facility builds. Inclusive for capex preparation/estimating, scheduling, GMP V model documentation, GMP and OH&S risk assessments, equipment tendering/procurement, FATs, construction, equipment installations, commissioning and GMP qualification.
Sezgi Balin - Architect

Sezgi Balin


Sezgi is a pharmaceutical architect with over 10 years experience in the design, documentation and contract administration of projects. She has also worked on a number of international life science projects.

Sezgi has great organisational and communication skills.

Diana Leonardi - Graduate Architect

Diana Leonardi

Graduate of Architecture

Diana is a highly ambitious designer interested in expanding her experience as professional architect, whether it is landscape, exterior or interior architecture. She is confident, hard working and self motivated. Diana is able to work under pressure producing high quality of work on time. She can work efficiently in a team and is eager to build positive relationship with all colleagues and clients.

Reza Bolouri - Graduate Architect

Reza Bolouri

Graduate of Architecture

Reza is an architecturally trained carpenter and commercial builder who is passionate about the built environment. He has sought out diverse roles that expose him to the hands-on act of making and that further his knowledge of design and construction.  He is currently researching the professional relationships between architects and builders, with the goal of identifying innovative practice models that can achieve better outcomes for key stakeholders
Kent Schoerie - Industrial Designer

Kent Schoerie

Industrial Designer

Kent has a background in Industrial Design and 7 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical design team at PharmOut. Kent specialises in transforming abstract concepts and ideas into real models. His ability to communicate and understand complex briefs is complimented by the way he approaches problems in novel ways that deliver results in time-sensitive scenarios.

With a passion for delivering a user experience that both engages the consumer along the design journey but also provides an end-user result that firmly captures the core design concepts. His ability to use first design principles in addition to producing visual solutions across multiple mediums allows Kent to ensure the user’s requirements are completely captured and visualised.

With a focus on utilizing the latest BIM software and techniques, Kent ensures that the model can be visualised in a single environment allowing for better coordination, advancement of designs, and improved time and cost decision-making.

Gus Affara - Senior Mechanical Services Engineer

Gus Affara

Senior Mechanical Services Engineer

Gus is a registered building practitioner in Victoria & registered professional engineer in Queensland with over 22 years experience working in the building services industry. He has extensive experience in estimation, detailed design and documentation of large and complex HVAC projects associated with medical centres, science and research, processing plants, GMP manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and other commercial sectors. Also has experience in project management, technical due diligence review, witness testing, trouble shooting and commissioning of projects.

Kim Mudie - Graduate of Architecture

Kim Mudie

Graduate of Architecture

Kim is a passionate Graduate and conscientious worker. She has a passion for contributing to the workforce with a collaborative and rational manner.
Kim is a good communicator and is conscientiousness and driven. She has an interest in emerging fields and intersections between Science and Architecture. 

Compliance, Validation & Regulatory Team

PharmOut has an experienced team of consultants specialising in Validation, Compliance and Regulatory affairs with proven track records.

Trevor Lavan - Senior Consultant

Trevor Lavan

Senior Consultant

Trevor is a chemical engineer with extensive experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and facilities, validation and quality systems. He has exemplary written communication skills especially in technical and quality matters. 

He has a proven track record of guiding pharmaceutical professionals to complete high-quality work, meeting regulatory and end-user requirements.  He is comfortable and experienced in preparing for and participating in regulatory (TGA and FDA) inspections.  

Trevor’s other skills include: 

  • professional, systematic and organised 
  • customer oriented 
  • capable and tenacious problem solver, utilitsing logical analysis 
  • exceptional attention to detail, but also able to maintain awareness of broader context. 
Tina Chritensen-Ram - Senior Consultant

Tina Christensen-Ram

Senior Consultant

Tina is an experienced quality professional with more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. Tina has a broad range of experiences and competencies including the development, implementation and maintenance of quality management systems, management of GMP/GLP compliance and TGA GMP licences across several organisations, management of QC laboratories and environmental monitoring programs.  

Throughout her career, Tina has also been responsible for site process and cleaning validation activities and the development and validation of analytical testing methods.  

Tina believes in building strong teams, by empowering individuals to be accountable and take full responsibility for their roles. Tina is also a strong advocate for taking cGMP to the next level with continued improvement focus and LEAN manufacturing principles.

Susan Cheong - Senior Consultant

Susan Cheong

Senior Consultant

Susan is a skilled and professional quality and compliance specialist with diverse work experience.  She has experience in managing quality assurance systems, leading investigations and audits, and developing effective quality training programs. 

Susan’s key skills are: 

  • Extensive experience in quality assurance roles, including experience leading the development and implementation of quality processes, procedures, and systems. 
  • Proven leadership skills with an ability to oversee and provide guidance and advice to multidisciplinary teams. 
  • Demonstrated capacity to oversee manufacturing, with an ability to lead compliance with strict industry and regulatory standards. 
  • Established problem solving skills with a capacity to troubleshoot production issues in real time. 
  • Capacity to develop and deliver internal training and professional development programs. 
  • Strong organisation and time management skills, and experience managing projects and programs. 
  • Commitment to corporate social responsibility, with a track record of contribution to internal cultural programs and fundraising events, including being nominated as a cultural champion.
Astrid Gutierrez - Consultant

Astrid Gutierrez


Astrid is a Chemical Engineer with over 15 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical sector in Australia in both quality and technical roles. She has broad knowledge in process, equipment and cleaning validation, as well as GMP auditing and quality systems management.

  • Analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Technical expertise in quality systems development compliant to PIC/S, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.

Astrid is a fast learner and good communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills that combined, enable her to communicate at all levels within an organization.

Shane Bourne - Senior Consultant

Shane Bourne

Senior Consultant

Shane has over 20 years pharmaceutical experience in both small and large multinational pharma companies (GSK, Pfizer, CSL) covering manufacture of both small molecule and biological products.

He has thorough hands on experience with the manufacture of API’s / Sterile and Non-sterile finished products and intermediates. He also has extensive validation (cleaning, process, and equipment), lifecycle and product/process technical transfer experience both locally and internationally and has managed departments in both manufacturing and validation settings.

Wesley Page - Consultant

Wesley Page


Wesley holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) degree from Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.

He is accurate, analytical, hard-working, organised, responsible and a thorough individual, with strong attention to detail.

Wesley is a Quality Assurance Pharmacist, with more than six years’ experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging industry, with experience primarily focused on oral solid dosage forms. Skilled in Good Manufacturing Practice in accordance with pharmaceutical guidelines and regulatory body requirements, quality systems and quality assurance. He is also skilled in the design, compilation and review of batch records and standard operating procedures, performing internal audits, deviation root cause analysis, quality risk management, and corrective and preventive actions.

Wesley has more than ten years’ experience as a Community Pharmacist in the pharmaceutical retail industry. He is skilled in prescription analysis and processing, compounding and dispensing of medication, responding to drug and drug/disease queries from patients and health care professionals, patient counselling with respect to medication prescribed and/ or used, and primary health care services, including blood pressure, blood glucose and blood cholesterol monitoring.

Caron Ku - Consultant

Caron Ku


Caron is a diligent quality assurance professional with 8 years of microbiology laboratory and more than 2 years of validation experience. She has excellent knowledge in aseptic pharmaceutical facility and equipment and effective communication and interpersonal skills to work with stakeholders from different backgrounds. She enjoys new challenges and problem solving and has demonstrated experience in leadership and team building. Caron places the customer needs first.

Tanja Varglien - Lead Consultant

Tanja Varglien

Lead Consultant

Tanja is an ex TGA GMP inspector and a qualified Microbiologist with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing of sterile injectable and non-sterile drugs encompassing: quality management, documentation, validation, routine microbiological testing and GLP and GMP compliance.

Her management style is based on strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, an ability to foster a motivated team environment, excellent communication skills and presentation manner with a strong customer focus.

Bill Smillie - Senior Consultant

Darren Harris

Lead Consultant

A seasoned pharmaceutical professional with significant validation and management experience. Darren has gained extensive sterile, vaccine and blood fractionation experience in his 30 years. Darren has worked on several major projects including managing a team that validated and optimised the facility and process for manufacture of H1N1 Influenza vaccine associated with a WHO declared global pandemic. And more recently on a variety of blood fractionation products.

He is a proactive, responsible and results focused management professional with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry – validation, manufacturing, quality control, R&D and project management roles. Demonstrated ability to manage change and implement system and process improvements.Able to work effectively at all levels within demanding and challenging environments.

Colin Byrne - Senior Consultant

Colin Byrne

Senior Consultant

Colin is a Mechanical Engineer offering 10 years’ experience working in sterile environments compliant to TGA, PIC/S, FDA, HPRA and EU regulatory standards.

He has worked in commissioning on capital projects as well as being a validation engineer on the qualification and re qualification of plant equipment. Colin offers technical writing capability having written and executed OQ/PQ protocols and reports for autoclaves, dry heat ovens, cold storage warehouse, freezers, as well as writing and performing characterisation studies for changes to equipment such as vent filter and vial labels.

His roles have required him to work across many departments including, validation, quality, quality assurance, quality control, packaging, logistic and the clinical manufacturing facility as well as being involved in FDA, TGA and EU audit response teams.

Alanna Lean - Consultant

Alanna Lean


Alanna is a consultant with international industry experience in Pharmaceuticals and Biologics. With a background in intense production and quality environments, she is highly adaptive, skilled in technical writing and communication and is good at translating regulatory requirements into practical solutions. She also has interests in compliance, streamlining processes and continuous improvement.

James Dickson - Consultant

James Dickson


James is a consultant who has a broad skill range covering, Validation, Engineering, Training and HR. In his first year at PharmOut, James was heavily involved in all PharmOut’s temperature mapping across, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. James also assisted engineering in choosing appropriate laboratory equipment for several international companies. James assists the training department with all their training material, including the PowerPoints, Gap analysis excel sheets, Assessments etc.

Eliza Rad - Senior Consultant

Eliza Rad

Senior Consultant

Eliza has over 10 years’ experience in various quality assurance roles in GMP certified pharmaceutical, medical device and investigational medicinal product industries. She has good understanding of production processes and systems in GMP environments, and is passionate about translating regulatory compliance requirements into practical solutions, and continuous improvements.

She is a team player, flexible and with good communication skills.

Varkey Joseph Vettoor - Senior Consultant

Varkey Joseph Vettoor

Senior Consultant

Varkey has been working in GMP environments for around 8 years, and has worked in a variety of technical and quality roles, including validation, compliance, QA and production.

Varkey is self-driven and holds himself to high standards. He understands and has worked with all phases of manufacturing process and his experience is very diverse. It includes data integrity projects, equipment and process validation, statistics, technology transfer, vendor assurance and risk assessment.

Robert Kiss - Senior Consultant

Robert Kiss

Senior Consultant

Robert is a Senior Consultant with extensive multi-functional experience across a range of industries utilising QA, IT & commercial skills to successfully deliver optimally validated & implemented systems & services.

With over 15 years’ experience, Robert is considered as one of our experts in Computer System Validation (CSV). He has validated automated manufacturing systems, analytical equipment and IT systems compliant to TGA, GxP, ISO, GAMP5, CFR Part 11, PIC/S Annex 11, CFR 820 and other regulatory requirements.

His expertise also includes project management, business analysis, technical & report writing, IT development, complex trouble shooting, problem resolution, change management, leading multi-disciplinary teams, & training.

Rob Curran - Senior Consultant

Rob Curran

Senior Consultant

Rob is a Senior Consultant, has a PhD in Chemistry and has been working for over 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry in both Europe and Australia. He has experience in laboratory and facility validation for major pharmaceutical companies producing active pharmaceutical ingredients, finished products and sterile blood products, as well as analytical method development to ensure compliance with the TGA, FDA and European regulatory standards.

Eleanor Redding - Senior Consultant

Eleanor Redding

Senior Consultant

Eleanor is a Quality Management System professional with over 20 years’ pharmaceutical industry experience, specialising in documentation writing. She has worked in a wide range of pharmaceutical roles with experience in manufacturing, Quality Control and Assurance, research, and lab management, and in a diverse array of fields including human blood and tissue, radiopharmacy, enzyme replacement therapies, vaccines and nutraceuticals. Eleanor uses her broad experience to identify best practices and export them into new environments. The creation of clear, unambiguous and, above all, useful instructive documents is her key driver. 

Connie May MHST - Instructional Designer

Connie May

Instructional Designer | Health Researcher | Medicinal Cannabis

Connie is a health researcher/writer and instructional designer. She has over 20 years’ experience in the medical, healthcare and training sectors. She specialises in instructional course designs including multi-media learning materials, case study research and health industry blog writing. She has worked in a wide range of medical and healthcare fields including pharmaceutical research training, SAE reporting education materials designs, patient-doctor communications, oncology database analysis and coding/reporting, and medicinal cannabis research. 

NSW Team

Harsha Ramchandani - NSW Manager

Harsha Ramchandani

NSW Manager

Harsha is an accomplished engineer with 10 years international and domestic experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries to TGA, PIC/S, FDA and ISO standards. She has a sound knowledge of manufacturing, quality systems, GEP, GDP and GMP.

Harsha possesses excellent analytical, organisational and communication skills.

Silvana Sekuloski - Lead Consultant

Silvana Sekuloski

Lead Consultant

Silvana is an experienced pharmaceutical professional with a strong background in all stages of product development covering GMP, GLP and GCP activities, review and approval of quality SOPs and batch record content.
Silvana has an extensive experience in project management of early phase clinical trials conducted under TGA CTN scheme, clinical trial document development, ethics and regulatory submissions and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
She is capable of leading and managing projects through to completion. Silvana has over 15 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in the areas of GMP, cleanroom facility start-up, technical writing, quality management systems for sterile pharmaceuticals including vaccines and biologics, and research. Her experience in validation, QC, quality, regulatory and change management, along with her strong investigative skills, make her an asset in the areas of CAPA, OOS, deviations/non-conformances, risk assessment and gap analysis. She also offers excellent technical capabilities having worked in all areas of laboratory, sterile cleanroom operations and validation over her career.

Silvana has extensive experience in the development of QMS and other quality documentation required for regulatory approvals and compliance for the manufacture of medicinal cannabis products.

Silvana holds certification for quality auditor (CQA) awarded by the American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Joel Galang - Senior Consultant

Joel Galang

Senior Consultant

Joel is a Chemical Engineer with 16 years of pharmaceutical GMP experience in the areas of quality, computer system validation, manufacturing and distribution.

His practical experience includes:

  • Implementation and validation of laboratory instrument/equipment.
  • Integration and validation of chromatography data system (CDS). Implementation and validation of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • SAP Trainer & Power User for Production Process for Process Industries (PPPI), Materials Management (MM), Supply and Distribution (SD), Quality Management (QM) and Warehouse Management (WM) modules.
  • System knowledge: Distributed Control System (DCS) operation, Process Control Systems (with electronic batch documentation), Data Acquisition System (LAN Based Process Automation), Personal Computing/Programming, Web Design and Networking
  • Designing, implementing, training and maintaining quality systems.

Joel is a qualified Quality Auditor with experience in petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food (F&B) industry.

Luke Philip - Consultant

Luke Philp


Luke is an enthusiastic Validation Engineer with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

His key competencies include – knowledge of the principles and particulars of validation projects, knowledge of theory and practical use of chemical and biological analysis, data analysis, interpretation and presentation, knowledge of chemical and quality processes. Luke is a team player and has good leadership qualities.

Meghan Caldwell - Consultant

Meghan Caldwell


Meghan is a highly motivated and self driven consultant with over 7 years of international pharmaceutical GMP experience in the areas of Quality and Validation. As part of her MSc in QA and Regulations, Meghan completed a 6 month dissertation project on Mobile Medical Applications and has a keen interest in combining technology with health care.  She has worked on different projects during her career including Data Integrity of GxP systems, the outsourcing of GxP IT operations and various Validation projects. She has experience with Regulatory Inspections, QMS systems and processes and Technical Writing.

Administration Team

Brooke Harvey - Financial Manager

Brooke Harvey

Financial Manager

Brooke is PharmOut’s Financial Manager, with an outgoing friendly and ‘can do’ manner, she manages to pay everyone on time and juggle the financial responsibilities.

PharmOut South Africa

Jerry Wentink - Senior Consultant

Jerry Wentink

Senior Consultant

Jeroen has 40 years of experience in the practical Manufacturing Engineering field. Having started on the shop floor as an apprentice Tool and Diemaker and ultimately attaining the position of Engineering Manager at various international blue chip companies, for over 32 years.

The Engineering Manager position has exposed Jeroen to the various Engineering disciplines rounding his broad knowledge from Electrical, instrumentation, mechanical, electronic and civil.

As the Engineering Manager, international regulatory audits were a regular occurrence providing a huge knowledge base over a period of 14 years with international blue chip pharmaceutical companies.

Jeroen has been a Project Manager on numerous green field and brown field projects during his career, ultimately fulfilling the position as a Factory Manager.

It is this exposure and experience that provides a rounded holistic insight into any project/ service to be executed.

He holds a formal tertiary education in Mechanical engineering, national diploma in production Management and Government Certificate of Competency for Factories (Mechanical).