Julian Cole is the Medical Director of Gilead Sciences Ltd for the UK and Ireland. He qualified in medicine at King’s College Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry after preclinical studies at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Having completed the King’s SHO rotation in general medicine and membership he became a pharmaceutical physician. He has worked for both large and small pharma companies covering a spectrum of roles and therapy areas including other medical director posts, clinical research and medical affairs roles. He is also a longstanding member of the Executive Committee of the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians, a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and a Global Fellow in Medicines Development.