ALEX ROBERTSON

Senior Director, Supply Chain Management, Pharmaceutical Development

AstraZeneca

Alex Robertson

Alex trained as a Chemist and has 25 years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry in a wide variety of roles.

Alex spent the initial part of his career as a process development chemist working on wide range of projects from early development through to technology transfer and commercial establishment. During this period he also worked in pilot plant chemical manufacturing.

He has experience in project management and setting up and managing global commercial stability programmes. For a significant period Alex worked in a number of quality roles in both commercial and R&D environments. His experience in quality ranges from managing QC laboratories, Quality Management of commercial API manufacture, QA support of investigational medicinal products and Quality Management of API supply to development.

Currently Alex is managing the Pharmaceutical Development Sourcing group in Astrazeneca which has responsibility for managing all development ‘CMC’ external activities from API raw material through to packaging and distribution of investigational products as well as external scientific and technology work.

Experience

Director, Sourcing, R&D Supply Chain

AstraZeneca Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AZN; Pharmaceuticals industry

July 2010 – Present (1 year 8 months)

Responsible for leading the Sourcing organisation delivering all sourcing activities in support of Pharnaceutical Development in AZ.

UK Head of QA, Process R&D

AstraZeneca Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AZN;

Pharmaceuticals industry 2007 – 2010 (3 years)

Head of QA in the UK for the function responsible for development of API/supply for IMP manufacture.