Benjamin Sauer

APAC Lean Academy Lead
Ben has over 16 years’ experience in the Pharma industry, predominately in technical services and operations management within TGA or FDA approved sterile fill and finish facilities. He is the current Site Technical & Portfolio Lead for AstraZeneca in North Ryde as part of the Site Leadership Team.

Ben was previously the National Operations and Compliance Director for Global Medical Solutions (GMS) and Radpharm Scientific (2012-18) as part of the Senior Management team. GMS is a Manufacturer of aseptically produced radiopharmaceutical (SPECT and PET) unit doses, with facilities in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Radpharm is a Manufacturer of sterile fill and finish LVP, with the sole facility in Canberra. Here his remit included oversight of production processes and facilities, QA and Regulatory Affairs, logistics, & engineering - including their respective P&L.

Prior to GMS/Radpharm, Ben held the positions of Manufacturing Manager for Parnell Life Sciences (2010-12) and Project and Validation Manager for Jurox Pty Ltd (2006-10). His expertise include facility and clean room design and operation, HVAC (clean room and containment), sterilisation process (moist/dry heat), process improvement, lean six sigma and operational excellence. Previous experience include Bioanalytical Chemistry and Research and development (e.g., method development/validation and product development).

Ben holds a PhD in Bio-medicinal Chemistry, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Science (Hons) and Environmental Science.