Brian Rhodes, Ph.D.

Head of Topical Formulation and Process Development
GlaxoSmithKline plc

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Brian Rhodes is the Head of Topical Formulation and Process Development for GlaxoSmithKline where he leads product development activities for all topical drug products from Candidate Selection through Launch. Over his 17 years at GSK, Brian has amassed significant experience in product development, technology transfer and commercial manufacturing and has helped to better the lives of patients through his contributions to the development and manufacture of new medicines. Starting as a formulator in Product Development, Brian directly contributed to the development, filing and ultimate approval of four new medicines. Brian later joined GSK Dermatology as a Medicine and Process Delivery Leader where he was accountable for delivering all CMC aspects of the medicine development program through leadership of multifunctional matrix teams for new topical products. CMC teams under Brian’s direct leadership were responsible for the launch of three new topical medicines. Brian also brings a comprehensive understanding of the global manufacturing environment through his experiences in Manufacturing Operations, Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategy and the Global Manufacturing Technical Centre of Excellence for Liquids, Creams and Ointments where he provided above site technical support for numerous topical product manufacturing site transfers and significant technical investigations.
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