John came to EuropaBio with nearly 30 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, the last thirteen of which being spent in the policy environment in Brussels, both working at the European Commission and in the health industry European trade associations. During his time at the Commission he also had particular experience in international regulatory cooperation (GHTF).
Prior to coming to Brussels John worked in, and managed, the Irish Notified Body, NSAI (10 years) gaining extensive European and international experience in the design approval of high-risk devices and quality management systems. He sat on the working group which developed the international quality management systems standard for medical devices, ISO 13485. He began his career in the industry with five years’ experience spanning the in vitro diagnostic, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
John is a science graduate from Dublin, Ireland, with added post-graduate studies in quality control and environmental engineering.