Tribute to Diana Emily Kerrod

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Diana Emily Gray (latterly Kerrod).

Without question, my entire career was founded upon a solid grounding in regulatory affairs so ably nurtured by Diana from the outset of my transition into the pharmaceutical industry. We hit it off  from the very start, for example, quickly establishing that we held similar views on religion and politics in the opening minutes of my interview. We had many lecturers in common, albeit nearly 30 years apart, while studying for our pharmacy degrees at Nottingham. An achievement of Diana’s of which she was immensely proud; being of a generation where women were less well represented.

To this day, still benefiting from these early experiences, I remain hugely grateful for Diana’s generous mentoring and the subsequent opportunities opened up to me. It was a great privilege to have worked in her team.

My sincere condolences to her husband Bill, and Diana’s wider family, to all of whom she was utterly devoted.

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, April 2016, Vol 296, No 7888;296(7888)::DOI:10.1211/PJ.2016.20201058