Martin Whitaker, BSc PhD - Chief Executive Officer
Martin Whitaker is Chief Executive Officer of Diurnal with overall responsibility for delivering the Group's commercial objectives. Martin has over 15 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has led the Diurnal team to progress the Company’s lead products, Chronocort® and Infacort®, into pivotal Phase III clinical trials. Martin is also Director of D3 Pharma Limited which has successfully commercialised Plenachol®, a high dose Vitamin D product prescribed in the UK. Previously, Martin worked for Fusion IP plc with responsibility for commercialising research from the Medical School at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this, Martin was Operations Director of Critical Pharmaceuticals Limited, a venture capital-backed drug delivery company spun out of the University of Nottingham developing long-acting growth hormone products. Martin is a biochemist by background and has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Nottingham and a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Bristol University. Martin also spent a year working for the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, in Sandwich (UK). He is Honorary Professor of Medical Innovation at The University of Sheffield.