David Barnes, PhD, is Vice-President, Scientific Affairs, Pace Analytical Life Sciences. He was founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer at Velesco Pharmaceutical Services until it was acquired by Pace in 2021. Prior to Velesco, Dr Barnes Dave worked for Pfizer for 19 years in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division of R&D. He is an accomplished scientist with broad expertise in drug formulation, drug product development, GMP manufacturing, clinical supply provision and facility management. He has extensive experience in managing complex scientific and technical drug development projects, many of them outsourced to CROs.

He has a Pharmacy degree and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of London School of Pharmacy, now part of University College London (UK).