Head of Operations Sustainability, AstraZeneca
Matt Shaughnessy is Head of Operations Sustainability, AstraZeneca and has over 30 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Matt has a degree in Pharmacy and started his career in the hospital setting before moving to the Pharmaceutical Industry. Matt initially worked in R&D on formulation development for new injectable medicines before taking accountability for the manufacture and supply of medicines for clinical trials. Moving to Operations and Supply Chain, Matt has held several leadership roles in Projects, Manufacturing and Logistics. A significant part of Matt’s career in Operations has been spent managing supply chains through third party relationships.
Matt moved into his current role in June 2020 to take accountability for developing and delivering the Sustainability Strategy for AstraZeneca Operations. In addition, Matt’s role also includes the application of Digital, Data Science, Project Management and Lean to sustainability matters across the AstraZeneca Enterprise.
Matt also leads on Sustainability for the Medicines Manufacturing Industrial Partnership (UK Government and Biopharmaceutical industry).