London, United Kingdom, 29 January 2024 – Argenta today announced that Nick Page will join the company as its new Global Head of Manufacturing, effective immediately. To ensure a smooth transition, Nick will work closely with Steve Sibson over the course of the next several weeks.
Prior to joining Argenta, Nick was the Chief Operations Officer at Oxford Biomedica, a CDMO specialising in developing and manufacturing viral vector-based pharmaceutical products. In his role, Nick was responsible for all operational activities across four sites in Europe, was a Director of their US entity, and played a leading role in the record-time production of one of the key COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic.
Before Oxford Biomedica, Nick was a Platform Head at Novartis for their anti-infective range of products, where he managed eight sites covering API, intermediates, and finished dosage forms for end-to-end antibiotic manufacture.
Earlier in his career, he worked in roles of increasing levels of responsibility with Hospira, Catalent Pharma Solutions and GE Healthcare, including multi-site global manufacturing roles and international assignments in China and India.
Importantly for his new role, Nick has over 40 years of manufacturing experience across various platforms, including sterile fill-finish, biologics, and small molecules. He prides himself in delivering high operational excellence standards, continuous improvement, and always ensuring a quality culture. He is a strong proponent of Lean Six Sigma principles and will bring a mindset of productivity management and growth to Argenta.
Will Downie, CEO of Argenta, said, “I am thrilled to welcome Nick to the company. His proven track record and extensive experience across various outsourcing sectors will help the organisation meet its long-term growth ambitions.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Steve Sibson for his commitment and dedication to the company over the last 10 years and wish him the very best for the future.”
Nick Page said, “I am excited to be part of the Argenta team during this dynamic period in the animal health industry. I am committed to delivering high-quality products, consistent reliability in our services, and continuously improving operational excellence to meet our customers' needs and expectations.”
Nick has a Degree in Chemistry and an MBA from the Open University and is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Argenta is a global animal health services company, supporting companies big and small to develop and manufacture products that contribute to the health and wellbeing of pets and farm animals. Founded in 2006, we are the only combined global contract research and contract development and manufacturing organisation (CRO/CDMO) dedicated to animal health. From molecule to market, our trusted, innovative solutions cover every stage of product development, spanning pharmaceutical sciences, novel drug delivery technologies, (pre-)clinical and regulatory services, and manufacturing. We’re trusted by the majority of the world’s top 10 animal health companies and customers return to Argenta for our unparalleled, comprehensive support. With bases in New Zealand, the US and Europe, our 650+ colleagues are driven by our partnership approach and purpose: Healthy Animals. Let’s Make It Happen, Together. For more information, please visit www.argentaglobal.com.
Annemieke de Keijzer