Gordon J. Farquharson

Critical Systems Ltd
Managing Director
Gordon Farquharson, B.Sc.(Hons), C.Eng. is Principal and Managing Director of Critical Systems Ltd, an international consultancy firm and is an executive consultant for PharmOut Pty Ltd, a consulting business based in Australia, working in the Asian and ASEAN region. He has more than thirty years experience in quality & safety critical processes and facilities used by industries such as Healthcare, Life Science, Micro-electronics, etc. Farquharson is a founding member, management committee member, past Chairman, and Honorary Member of the UK Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Sciences Society (formerly Parenteral Society), and is Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Parenteral & Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is active with ISPE and the UK Affiliate since 1995, the R3 Nordic Association, and PDA. He is a past chair of the ISPE European Education Committee and voted ISPE International Member of the year 2001, UK Affiliate Member of the year in 2008, and recipient of the Richard B Purdy Distinguished Achievement Award 2009. He is a member of the PDA Science Advisory Board (SAB) and is an honorary senior lecturer at UCL (London) and the University of Manchester PEAT & PIAT programmes. Farquharson lectures and teaches extensively, is an author of many papers, and contributor to books on cleanroom and isolator technology.