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Ciarán M. Brady

Ciarán Brady’s expertise in the Pharmaceutical Healthcare industry comes from over 20 years’ experience in all areas of the sector.

Leading Supply Chain Management, Internal Logistics and Quality systems in major companies like Glaxo, Schering-Plough and Oral B means the level of skill and knowledge Ciarán has accumulated is second to none.

As a senior manager in the Finished Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Distribution area he has extensive working knowledge of FDA and EU requirements of GMP and GDP.

A graduate of Trinity College/The Irish Management Institute (IMI), National University of Ireland Maynooth and CPIM (American Production Inventory Control Society), Ciarán now passes on his expertise and specialist knowledge in the pharmaceutical logistics area through finely tuned training courses and consultation. He helps companies and individuals to stay at the top of their profession. He maintains an excellent relationship with the HPRA (formerly the IMB) and is an expert on the practical implementation of regulations and how to correct deficiencies to satisfy regulators.

Ciarán is director of PLS Pharma, a thriving consulting and training organisation. Since 2004 PLS Pharma has been providing Consulting, Training, Advice and Inspection/Facility Reviews to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and allied sectors. PLS Pharma have delivered hundreds of public and in-house highly successful training courses and have trained participants from over 30 countries.

What makes Ciarán’s training unique is the clear and memorable way he explains and illustrates all relevant procedures necessary. Participants are fully engaged and interested at all times. The consistently positive feedback from all courses is testament to the extremely high standard he maintains. All companies that employ his specialist knowledge can rest assured their staff members and working practices confidently comply with licence regulations.

Business Activities/Memberships

  • Former Director and Board member of the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM) and a member of the Institute for 20 years.
  • Member of Supply Chain Institute, the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers Ireland (IMCA) and is currently secretary of the Independent Consultants and Advisers Group.
  • Lectured for 3 years on Irish Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management Diploma and lectures for the National Institute for Logistics and Transport/ Dublin Institute of Technology & the Irish Management Institute.
  • PLS are approved training providers for RSSL Pharma UK (on GDP & Responsible Person Training courses) and the Irish Exporters Association on their GDP Passport, launched in late 2009 by the CEO of the Irish Medicines Board.
  • IEA GDP Passport launch
  • Guest lecturer in GDP for the MSc in Pharmaceutical Production in IT Tallaght.
  • Guest lecturer in GDP for the MSc in Supply Chain Management in NITL.


  • BA Management, Trinity College/The Irish Management Institute (IMI)
  • Diploma Environmental Science, CPIM (American Production Inventory Control Society)
  • Certified Trainer in Continuous Education (National University of Ireland – Maynooth).