Richard has over 20 years’ experience of International and European Quality and Regulatory Affairs in medical devices (including IVDs) and currently is the International Regulatory Affairs Senior Manager at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics.

In addition, Richard plays an active role in providing guidance and lobbying on new and revised legislation, primarily via the trade associations EDMA (European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association) and BIVDA (British In Vitro Diagnostics Association). He is an active member of the EDMA Labelling Task Force, the Globalisation Task Force and BIVDA Regulatory Affairs Working Party. He is also a member of the British Standards Institute CH/212 Committee on IVD medical devices and ISO/TC 212/WG3 In vitro diagnostic products.

Richard trained as a medical microbiologist, spending his first working years at St George’s Hospital Public Health Laboratories before starting in industry. His previous industry experience has been with Wellcome Diagnostics, Murex Biotech and Abbott Diabetes Care. His roles have included quality control, quality assurance, compliance and regulatory affairs.