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Alan Gillies

Alan Gillies

Commercial Operations Director

Alan joined Insights after 5 years of running his own consultancy business, prior to this most of his career was spent in the Pharmaceutical Industry in commercial and international roles with GSK, AstraZeneca and Takeda.

Alan joined Insights in 2012 and since then has focussed on working to set up the Global Clients business unit within the Insights Sales and Delivery function.

In January 2018 he took up the new role of Commercial Operations Director where he has responsibility for overseeing the development and deployment of the operating model that will support Insights on its next phase of growth as well as the day to day running of the commercial operations of the business.


A day in the life

Responsible for leading the sales excellence, supply chain and PMO functions an average day could be in his home office in Glasgow, travelling to other Insights offices around the globe or in meetings in the Insights Head Office in Dundee. It is always varied fast paced and challenging but immensely satisfying.


Make it personal

  • In his younger days Alan was the Scottish Schools and Scottish National champion in the javelin…in his day he could even throw further than the existing world record……. unfortunately, it was the woman’s world record and not the mans or life might have been very different!!
  • Alan is a keen wine collector, investor in the stock market and likes reading anything to do with finance and investing.