Meet our Team

KPC International is a privately held company led by CEO John Devlin and supported by the management team and key strategic advisors which bring a range of skills and experiences for the leadership and governance of the organisation. We have a significant team world wide, with an extensive network of consultants.

Some of the team are outlined below.

John Devlin
John Devlin Founder & CEO
A chemical engineer, John has spent many years providing expert knowledge on Commissioning, Qualification & Validation to biotech companies such as Novartis, Gedeon Richter, Wyeth, Merck Serono & BMS, both nationally and internationally. As an internationally recognized expert in the area of Commissioning and Qualification, John has been published in Pharmaceutical Engineering, May/June edition 2007 – “Integration of Commissioning and Qualification with other Phases of the Project Life Cycle” and is well versed in latest industry guidelines including ASTM E2500.

In 2001 John established KPC International, with a view to providing specialist expert consulting services (Project Management/Plant Start-up) to clients in the Pharma/Biopharma industry. In the last 8 years the organisation has grown in size and across markets to being a significant leader in the provision of technical services to the biotech and pharma industries.

Julianne Hogan
Julianne Hogan Chief Technical Officer
An Industrial Biochemist by training, Julianne has spent over 18 years in the Biotech industry. Executing and leading in areas such as, R&D, Virology, QC, Process Development, Tech Transfer, Validation, Project Management and Quality & Compliance.

Julianne joined KPC in 2012 and since then as CTO has led on formulating the KPC philosophy, establishing the systems and processes for the development and growth of the business, such as: Project Management Organisation, Quality Management System to ISO9001:2015 accreditation, marketing strategies & brand development as well as establishing & maintaining employee & client relationships and providing consultancy to clients in the areas of Technology Transfer & Operational Readiness.

Gerry James
Gerry James Head of Commercial Operations
Gerry is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 30 years of experience in senior financial and general management roles in Ireland, Australia and UK. With experience in distilling, distribution, software engineering, education and retail, Gerry has led teams through significant periods of change management, through growth and retrenchment cycles and across all continents.

Gerry joined KPC in 2019 to further develop and refine the group’s business practices, with clients, suppliers and staff firmly to the fore.

Tina Kelly
Tina Kelly Head of Recruitment
Tina joined KPC in 2021 and brought, with her, a wealth of recruitment and team management experience. A committed and innovative Recruitment Manager Tina has led operational change and process improvement throughout our recruitment department. She is a natural leader and believes in empowering high performing teams to deliver outstanding results.

Tina has a proven track record in leading complex and vast recruitment campaigns across Ireland and Asia and she brings drive, enthusiasm and humour to all her projects.

She is passionate about providing an excellent candidate experience and building trust and open communication with her hiring managers and clients.

Tina holds an honours degree in Social Policy.

Paul Fitton
Paul Fitton UK Regional Director
Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in Commissioning, Qualification, Validation, and single-use technology equipment manufacture. Paul has extensive experience working client side, in consultancy service delivery, and vendor side. This gives Paul unique insight into strategic planning, single use technology, drug substance and drug manufacture. Paul has acted as C&Q manager and Suite lead on projects as well as leading regulatory agency readiness and remediation programs for numerous clients in areas such as cleaning, sterility assurance and shipping. Paul also holds an executive MBA and has significant international experience.
Clara Amarante
Clara AmaranteSustainability and People Development Officer
Clara is a multilingual professional with over six years’ experience in HR across the hospitality, IT and Biotech sectors. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology by Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and a Masters in Human Resources Management by National College of Ireland, she is also a member of CIPD. Clara joined KPC International in January 2022 and since then she has led and been involved in a number of projects to ensure the whole employee life cycle is an enjoyable process for KPC members. Excelling at building relationships, Clara embraced and grew KPC culture and championed it from the start through Company Vision, Values and Engagement initiatives. She believes that people are the greatest asset of any organization and that an effective HR Department can contribute to the development of an inspired and high performing workforce.
Rebecca Devlin
Rebecca Devlin Operations/Marketing Director (Benelux)
Rebecca joined KPC in June 2022 as Operations Director for the Benelux region and is based out of the company’s newly opened Amsterdam office. Rebecca re-joined KPC after spending two years working in trade development and growing Irish Life Science and Digital Health exports in the Benelux region. She also oversees the Marketing activities at KPC. Rebecca holds a first-class masters degree in Food Business and Innovation from University College Cork, and a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute.
Rory Condon
Rory CondonChief Financial Officer
Rory is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with over 20 years in senior Finance roles, the last 12 of which have been spent in CFO, COO and CEO and board level roles with multi-nationals in pharmaceutical, telecoms, aviation and private equity.  With a career that has encompassed leadership roles in Asia-Pac, Middle East and Europe, his areas of expertise include Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis, Commercial Planning,  Organizational design and Excellence.  More recently he has focused on  Start-ups and Scale-ups  driving change through Digital and Finance Transformation and Fund-raising. Rory is also a qualified Master of Engineering (MEng (Aero).