David Churchward

Head of Operations Quality, Compliance and External Affairs
David Churchward joined AstraZeneca's global quality team in January 2024. In his current role he leads the AZ global audit and GMP compliance functions.
David's previous roles include 2 years leading the global sterility assurance team in Lonza's Cell and Gene Therapy Division and 17 years with UK MHRA as a GMP inspector. During his MHRA tenure his role included responsibility for regulatory collaboration and strategic direction of the GxP inspectorate. He also lead implementation of innovative compliance initiatives and provided GMP expertise to the MHRA’s Innovation Office for new products and technologies.
David has extensive experience of international regulatory harmonisation, previously serving as a member of the PIC/S Executive Bureau and Committee of Officials, sub-committee for GMP Harmonisation and delegate to the ICH Assembly.