EPiC Auditors are thrilled to announce that Ian Rees, a renowned pharmaceutical compliance expert and former Expert MHRA GMDP Inspector, has joined our team as an independent consultant.
With an impressive career spanning over 40 years, twenty of which were with the MHRA, Ian brings a wealth of invaluable experience to our organisation.
During his time at the MHRA, in addition to being a GMDP Inspector Ian was the Unit Manager for the Inspectorate Strategy and Innovation team, represented the Agency on the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) GMDP Inspectors Working Group, was chair of the EMA/HMA’s Joint Audit Program (JAP) and was the MHRA representative at EU Blood Authority Meetings which regulates blood used for transfusion.
In 2013 Ian helped to establish the MHRA’s Innovation Office and in 2014 the UK cross regulatory ‘One Stop Shop’ which provides regulatory advice and guidance to organisations developing innovative products or novel manufacturing processes.
Prior to leaving the MHRA Ian became an assessor in the newly created Science Research and Innovation Group which incorporated the Innovation Office and was the MHRA’s representative at the Innovation Accelerator, a UK cross-industry regulatory group established to support innovations. He also led MHRA’s work in developing a new regulatory framework for distributed and point of care manufacture.
A Vet by training Ian also has a background in veterinary medicines and was a GMP inspector at the UK’s Veterinary Medicines Directorate where he was also involved official batch release, scheduling of inspections and assessment of dossiers of immunological veterinary medicinal products.
With his extensive expertise, Ian brings a comprehensive understanding of national and international regulatory processes, ATMPs, biologicals, and biotechnology manufacturing systems, as well as Quality Management System requirements.
We are privileged to have Ian Rees join the EPiC team, enhancing our capabilities and expanding our consultancy services to support innovation. His exceptional track record and knowledge of the complex regulatory landscape will undoubtedly be of benefit to our clients
Richard Andrew, EPiC Managing Director & Senior Consultant
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