Meet The Team

Here at EliteExecs we want you to feel a part of our family. To help this we’re going to introduce you to our team!


Julie Murray

Director @EliteExecs


Julie has trained as a Responsible Person in Good Distribution Practice and has experience with MHRA inspections and third party audits.

Personal Message:

“Hi, I'm Julie one of the founders of EliteExecs Ltd.  Running my own business was never on my bucket list, come to think of it neither was having children, but look how that worked out for me.  I am a mother of two, one daughter and one son, one is in full time employment and the other in Year 8 (second year of Secondary School for those of you who get confused by all this year stuff like me).  Due to a restructure in my previous employed role I found myself wondering what to do next and here I am, almost a year in and I love it.  Believe it or not I also have some spare time which is filled with playing field hockey, walking our recently rescued dog and running.”


Karen M'hamdi

Director @EliteExecs


Karen has extensive experience in Process Improvement across a variety of business sectors

Personal message:

“Hi, I am Karen also one of the founders of EliteExecs Ltd. 

EliteExecs Ltd. was born from an idea Julie and I thought about and started to plan back in 2015. However, both of us were still in fulltime employment so decided to wait until we could give our company 100%. Following a company restructure my contract ended in 2017 after 10+ years at which point I decided to take time out and planned a few road trips around Europe with my husband. We have family commitments in both the UK and Tunisia and decided to reside in both countries throughout this time. Julie’s employment status changed so we then put our plans into action and launched EliteExecs earlier this year [2020]. Some months later we are both still very excited and are enjoying building our company.

I have been married for 39 years and I have four children, two daughters, two sons aged between 34 and 23. I also have and 3 grandchildren. Organisation and dealing with conflict have become something I excel in!  In my spare time I love to travel, swim, read and most importantly spend time with and support my family.”


Holly Mackay

Social Media & Marketing @EliteExecs


Holly manages the social media and marketing side of our business as well as writing content for our blog.

Personal Message:

“Hi! I’m Holly and I run the social media for EliteExecs. I started this job over 9 months ago and haven't looked back since! In September 2021 I'll be starting a degree in Marketing at the University of Hertfordshire so I can better my skills in the field. I enjoy watching musicals, creating makeup looks and reading books!”



Janice Byrd

Vendor Contract Alliance Management @EliteExecs


Registered Nurse, with over 30 years served in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Extensive global leadership and line management experience, relating to contract management, partner/vendor relationship management and outsourcing activities. 

Specialised experience in vendor alliance and outsourced models, involving clinical and pharmacovigilance contract management, on a global scale.

Ability to identify areas for process improvement, strong leadership skills, identifying and creating procedures leading to innovative solutions to maintain global compliance.

Personal Message:

"When I don’t have my work hat on my significant other and I love the great outdoors, skiing, cycling and touring the UK and Europe in our Campervan #itisnotonthescaleofMeettheFockers.  My 1 year old granddaughter keeps us very busy too."


Deborah McCadden

Executive Assistant @EliteExecs


As an executive assistant Deborah provides support for senior management with organisation, scheduling, correspondence, human resources, and meetings. Takes responsibility and project management, deadline compliance, and important documents and files.

Personal Message:

I am the newest member of EliteExecs, and I am very excited to bring my skill set to the ever-growing team.   

As an executive assistant with over 20 years of experience working for a Global Pharmaceutical company and specifically within the Human Resources function.   A very diverse role from daily support to the Senior HR Director from diary management, travel and expenses to joiners, leavers, payroll, pension and much more….

I am married, have a son aged nearly 13 and have a young rescue cat called Patch.   My interests are gardening, walking, and socialising (when we can). 



Rik Paton

Administrative Support @EliteExecs


As an administrative assistant, Rik offers administrative support to key members of a company's business operations. These tasks consist of telephone responsibilities, email management, schedule meetings, research tasks, manage filing and travel arrangements.

Personal Message:

“Hi, I’m Rik and am delighted to have joined the team here at EliteExecs to add my knowledge and passion for all things customer service and admin! After working in the airline and pharma industries for too many years to count, a restructure has allowed me to take on a new and exciting opportunity. 

Outside of work I have two wonderfully mad rescue dogs (Ruby and Charlie), I’m a keen musician, playing piano. I have also completed several marathons, however, my love of food unfortunately has been more enduring than my love of running!”