Ware Pilot Plant & Global Manufacturing Technology Director, GSK

Since June 2019 Andy Dwyer has been responsible for the GSK R&D Oral Solid Dose & Inhaled Products Pilot Plant in Ware, UK; as well as being accountable for “Manufacturing Technology” end-to-end across the global R&D clinical supply chain. Accountabilities include oversight of a GMP factory in Ware, supporting the development and clinical manufacture of GSK’s oral and inhaled product portfolio, plus the leading of supporting automation and technology teams situated in the US, Europe and Asia, striving to set and deliver upon the global manufacturing technology strategy.

After completing his PhD and some post doctorial research (in synthetic organic chemistry), Andy joined GSK in 2004, working for the Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS) antibiotics production site in Worthing, technically supporting operations, process development and technical transfers. Subsequent moves saw Andy work in “Biotechnology Development”, as a senior scientist and downstream process development team leader. Andy’s next move was to join the central GMS technical team within the “Innovation & Sustainability Centre of Excellence” primarily leading a portfolio of chemistry development projects that focused on delivering 2nd generation synthetic routes for commercial Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API’s). This close alignment with R&D ultimately led to an opportunity in 2011 to take up position of R&D API Pilot Plant Director in Jurong, Singapore. Andy returned to the UK in 2014 to pursue a global role accountable for all R&D Clinical Packaging Operations. In June 2019 Andy transitioned into his existing role. In addition to his core role, Andy is the GSK representative at the “medicines manufacturing innovation centre LT” (MMIC-LT) and the “pharma innovation programme Singapore LT” (PIPS-LT).

Andy has a B.Sc. and Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Southampton in the UK. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, travelling, cooking, playing and listening to music, golf and squash.


17 November 2020