Dr. Tony Long, Science Team Manager
Name: Tony Long
Job Title: Science Team Manager
I am head of Lhasa’s Science Leadership Team which facilitates multi-skilled sub-teams to deliver excellent quality science that meets our company and members’ needs. This is a strategic leadership role providing managerial direction for the leadership of the Science function. My general responsibilities include: supporting the Chief Scientific Officer in the day to day management and administration of the Science Team; developing a positive leadership culture within our teams to drive effective collaborations and to deliver solutions; delivering operational activities and decision making on behalf of the team, identifying opportunities for performance improvement, mitigating threats and challenging existing practices where these are a constraint to progress; being accountable for budget control within the team ensuring cost benefit analysis of planned activities; being accountable for proving consistency for reward/recognition and employee engagement activities within the team through the development of team members; being accountable for evaluating the effectiveness and impact of activities against the performance of the function; being responsible for talent management, remuneration and employee engagement activities within the function and ensuring consistency across the organisation through supporting the development of managers and leaders across the organisation.
I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem, FRSC), a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and a member of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX). My scientific interests include the application of chemoinformatics and computational (bio)organic chemistry to the life sciences - drug discovery and design, toxicology, metabolism, pharmacy, pharmacology and biochemistry.
Outside of work I enjoy reading - particularly novels, biographies and history; classical music, opera and theatre; spending time with family and friends; and when the weather isn’t too bad I enjoy the occasional round of golf.