Consultant, Pharma Biotech, NSF International

Email: pharmamail@nsf.org
Phone: +44 (0) 1751 432 999
Country: United Kingdom

Joanne Spiers has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry providing diverse experience in all areas of quality assurance (QA) across multiple dosage delivery platforms.

Ms. Spiers has a degree in microbiology and a post-graduate diploma in industrial pharmaceutical studies.  She joined the industry in 1992 with Ipsen, where she spent 16 years in roles with quality control (QC) and QA. She subsequently spent three years at GE Healthcare as QA director of a sterile manufacturing site for radiopharmaceutical products. In 2011 she joined Catalent Pharma Solutions in global quality leadership roles supporting a network of manufacturing sites focusing on supplier quality management, internal compliance audit programs, global quality management systems (QMS), regulatory intelligence and continuous improvement of quality processes.

Ms. Spiers has been a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry since July 2017.

She became a QP under provisions of Directive 2001/83/EC and Directive 2001/82/EC in October 2003.

Her areas of recognized expertise include:

  • Pharmaceutical quality systems
  • Sterility assurance and aseptic manufacturing
  • Microbiological quality control and environmental monitoring
  • Inspection preparation
  • Quality auditing
  • Deviation management
  • Quality remediation
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