Jon-Paul Sherlock

AstraZeneca
Head of Innovative Manufacturing Technology
Jon-Paul Sherlock is Head of Innovative Manufacturing Technology for AstraZeneca Operations, responsible for implementation of manufacturing technologies that improve quality and process robustness, improve supply chain agility and reduce cost. He joined AstraZeneca after completing a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has over 20 years experience in pharmaceutical research and development. He has held senior roles in chemical, analytical and product development, supporting multiple therapeutic areas and all clinical phases including commercialisation and the regulatory approval of a number of medicines. Immediately prior to his current role he led the development of innovative digital health solutions for emerging and established respiratory medicines. He is a chartered chemical engineer and Fellow of the IChemE and has founded significant collaborations between industry and academia. He is a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Manchester and Strathclyde, chairs the Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC) Manufacturing Research Hub Industry Board and advises the UK Government on Medicines Manufacturing and Made Smarter (digital) funding.