Dr Manuela Gazzard
Group Director of Regulatory Services
Manuela Gazzard was appointed Group Director of Regulatory Services in July 2018, having joined BSI in April 2017 to head up its healthcare sector strategy as Managing Director of Healthcare. In her current role, Manuela is responsible for leading the medical devices business including medical devices assessment, manufacturer audits and both the UK and Netherlands notified bodies. She has over twenty years of leadership experience in the global life sciences sector including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech, and other related fields. Her previous positions include Managing Director, NovaPrep and Lab Services at Novacyt; Group Commercial Director, Johnson Matthey/Macfarlan Smith; and Director positions at Johnson & Johnson/Janssen and Boehringer Ingelheim. Before starting her industry career Manuela worked internationally in cancer research. She holds a doctorate in Natural Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) from the University of Stuttgart and a Business degree from the University of Cape Town.