Since 2008 John has been with the medical technology trade association, MedTech Europe, where, as Director Regulations and Industrial Policy, he developed and implemented regulatory and industrial policy and advocacy strategy. John left MedTech Europe in 2017 to join EuropaBio as Secretary General.
Before that he spent four years at the European Commission working in the Unit responsible for the European Cosmetics and Medical devices legislation. During his time at the Commission he also had particular experience in international regulatory cooperation. John has over 25 years’ experience both on the regulator and the industrial sides of the healthcare industry.
Prior to coming to Brussels John worked in the Irish National Standards Authority, NSAI, (9 years). Here his responsibilities included managing NSAI’s ‘Notified Body’ activities gaining him extensive European and international experience in the design and quality systems approval of high-risk medical devices and standards development. He began his career in the industry with six years’ experience spanning the in vitro diagnostic, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
John is a science graduate from Dublin, Ireland, with added post-graduate studies in quality control and environmental engineering.