Máiréad M. Goetz

Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Global Head Analytical Science & Technology, QC, OpEx
Mairead Goetz has over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry including roles in all areas of Quality & Compliance throughout her time at Novartis, Merck and Schering Plough. Mairead is currently Global Head Analytical Science & Technology, QC, OpEx for Novartis Technical Operations (NTO). In this role, she is responsible for driving the NTO Analytics/QC strategy and the integration of strategic and operational QC initiatives to ensure consistent and harmonized standards across all laboratories, as well as competent and efficient QC organizations. Additionally, Mairead has responsibility for the Operational Excellence program in NTO Quality with governance on the portfolio of projects intended to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Quality Operations inclusive of Lean Lab Excellence in the Novartis QC Labs. Mairead has deep cross-functional experience in quality and business process reengineering and is a Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. She currently chairs ISPE’s Quality Metrics Team. Mairead holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University College Cork, Ireland.