Before becoming an inspector, Ian worked for a start up biopharmaceutical firm for 14 years and is a veterinary surgeon by original qualification. Ian was a GMP inspector with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate for 2 years prior to joining MHRA in 2001. In 2004 Ian became an Operations Manager with responsibility for the team of GMP inspectors based in London. In 2006 he was promoted to his current role. Ian now has a focus on biological/biotechnology products and blood components. Ian is the MHRA’s representative on the EMA’s GMP/GDP Inspectors Working Group, this group has as its key responsibility the development and maintenance of GMP and GDP. Ian was the rapporteur for the recent revision of Annex 2 of EU GMP, which gives guidance on the manufacture of human biological medicinal products, to include ATMPs.