International Board of Directors Election

ISPE International Board of Directors Election Process

The ISPE International Board of Directors 2024 Election is open through 25 July 2024. Ballots will be emailed to all ISPE Members eligible to vote. The email contains a personal URL to access the ballot, review the nomination materials, and to cast your vote online. The personal URL can be used only once, and it can be used only by the Member to whom it was assigned.

Please review all candidate information and ballot instructions carefully prior to submitting your ballot. Once you have submitted your vote, you will not be able to recast your ballot.

Voting Instructions

If you encounter an error during the voting process, please contact Keith Wier, Account Manager, Intelliscan, Inc. by telephone or email. Candidates have been selected by the 2024 Board Nominations Committee and then approved by the ISPE Board of Directors as required in ISPE’s bylaws. We now present the nominees to you for your consideration.

  • Your ballot instructions will indicate that you can vote for one person for each Officer position and five people for the Director positions. This could be either votes for candidates listed, write in votes for any other ISPE Member, or a combination.
  • To ensure that our Board reflects the ISPE membership demographics, the Nomination Committee designed a paired slate to ensure representation from the Eastern United States, Mid and Western United States, Europe, and Asia.
  • You will vote for five (5) directors in the grouping.

Directors are elected to a two-year term and can serve up to two terms consecutively. The officer positions on the ballot are Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The current Chair automatically becomes Past Chair in the next year and the President serves as a non-voting ex-officio member. Terms for officers are one year and the Secretary is the first officer position in the typical officer succession. Each candidate for Secretary is typically making a five-year commitment to serve in the roles of Secretary through Past Chair.

All voting must be completed no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Thursday, 25 July 2024.

View the current ISPE International Board of Directors.

Meet the 2024 Candidates

Officer Candidates

Jeffrey A. Biskup, PE
Executive Chairman of the Board
Vivianne J. Arencibia
Vice President, Global Quality Systems and Compliance
Vice Chair
Ylva Ek
Robur Life Science Advisory AB

Director Candidates

David Churchward
Head of Operations Quality, Compliance and External Affairs
Norman A. Goldschmidt
Genesis AEC
Sachin Bhandari
Head of CSV and Qualification Standards
Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
James P. Grunwald
Senior Vice President Business Development
Shanshan Liu
No Deviation Pte Ltd
Vivien E. Santillan
Regional Director, Asia
Novatek International
Luciano André Tavares
Director, Project Development Studio
Fluor Advanced Technology & Life Sciences

Board Members Continuing a Term in 2024-2025

The following individuals will be continuing a two-year term in 2024-2025.

Liz M. Dooley, MSc
Senior Director, Global Engineering & Technology
Johnson & Johnson
Sarah C. Pope Miksinski, PhD
Executive Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Georg Singewald, PhD
SVP, Global Head of Engineering, Technology & Sustainability
Roche / Genentech
Timothy J.N. Watson, PhD
Vice President – Head of CMC Regulatory Affairs
Gilead Sciences
Scott W. Billman
Vice President of Global Engineering, Real Estate, and Facilities
Past Chair 2024 - 2025

Board Members Completing Their Service

The following individuals will complete their Board service and will officially end their term at the 2024 ISPE Annual Meeting. ISPE thanks these individuals for their dedication and commitment to the organization.

Michael L. Rutherford
Principal, Computer Systems Quality & Data Integrity
Rutherford Consulting, LLC
Chair 2022 – 2023 & Past Chair
Nina S. Cauchon, PhD
Director Regulatory Affairs - CMC
Amgen Inc.
Teresa Minero
Founder & CEO
LifeBee - Digitalizing Life Sciences
Hirofumi Suzuki, PhD
Regulatory Affairs CH Japan, Manager
Bayer Yakuhin Ltd.

Candidate Nomination and Selection Process

Below are the steps taken for selecting candidates to be on the ballot:

  • Each year, the global membership of ISPE are asked to provide the names of potential candidates to the ISPE Nominating Committee. Candidates are proposed on the basis of a number of considerations communicated in the call for nominations including: strategic thinking, leadership skills, “business sense,” knowledge of the global pharma / biopharma industry, and the ability to commit the time and resources required to actively participate on the Board.
  • The Nominating Committee proposes a list of potential candidates for the vacancies on the Executive Committee and the International Board of Directors. The Board approves this list before the election.
  • Approved candidates are asked to confirm their willingness to stand for the election and to demonstrate that they have the support of their employer to serve.
  • Following the receipt of this information, the balloting process is arranged using an independent outside body, Intelliscan, Inc.

Intelliscan, Inc. conducts the entire election process and reports the results to the International Board of Directors.

Note: To be eligible to vote, you must have been an ISPE member in good standing on 27 May 2024.