Ian joined the MHRA as a GMP inspector in 2001, before this he was an inspector with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate and before that worked for a start up biopharmaceutical firm during which time it was authorised by USFDA and MHRA. In 2004, Ian became a manager responsible for the London based team of GMP inspectors, he was promoted to Expert GMP Inspector in 2006 and Unit Manager Inspectorate Strategy and Innovation in 2014 managing a team of Expert Inspectors. Between 2008 and 2015, Ian was MHRA’s representative on the EMA’s GMDP Inspectors Working Group. Ian is also one of the MHRA’s representative at EU Blood Authority Meetings. Ian is part of the MHRA’s Innovation Office team and UK cross regulatory ‘One Stop Shop’ providing regulatory advice and guidance to organisations developing innovative processes or novel manufacturing processes.