Member Spotlight – Cliodna Gilroy, Key Account Manager, Galen

My very first ‘grown up’ job was selling advertising space in clinical journals. As features would come onto my desk, I would pick up the phone to different Pharma companies for advertising support. I found that some clinical articles captured my interest more than others and when articles on topics such as Fertility, MS or Trauma landed on my desk I would get very engrossed and have to drag myself away in order to get the ads.

I enjoyed 8 years as a Pharmacy Trainer for Breastfeeding and Infant Care with United Drug Consumer before moving to Galen, as a Key Account Manager focusing on Thorens Vitamin D3.

However, the most exciting move was last July, taking on the Role of Key Account Manager in the East of Ireland working in Emergency Departments on Penthrox. The excitement of the ED is infectious and the level of passion from all the HCP’s I meet has pushed me to learn much more about trauma and where my product fits within the ED setting.

Within Galen I am part of a very strong team with daily communication and support. Working towards the goal of the team, as opposed to an individual has been a true formula for success.

I have three children, one boy and two girls. I am a lyrical soprano and sing with a chamber choir in Dublin. I am a community first responder and have just started training for my second Dublin City Marathon!

I have been an MRII member for 10 years. My MRII membership helps to strengthen my professional network and gives me an opportunity to meet industry colleagues that I would not meet otherwise. I thoroughly enjoy the diversity of MRII events and the networking opportunities they provide me.

Galen Limited is a privately-owned pharmaceutical sales and marketing company established in 1968, headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. It is a member of the Almac Group of companies.

Almac Group Limited is wholly owned by The McClay Foundation, a charitable entity. The McClay Foundation was set up by the Almac Group’s founder and former Chairman, the late Sir Allen McClay.