Co-Chair Lucy Hampshire – Director, Medicines Quality Organisation — Europe
Lucy has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 2001 and is a Quality Director in the Medicines Quality Organisation division of Eli Lilly and Company Limited. Lucy leads a team providing country level quality oversight for activities relating to medical, regulatory and safety across Europe. Lucy started her career in industry in pharmacovigilance before moving into a quality oversight role. Lucy provides leadership and expertise in medical and pharmacovigilance quality systems, ensuring the update of processes impacted by EU GvP and GCP. Lucy has a vast experience in GvP inspections and since the beginning of 2015 took on quality oversight responsibilities for clinical activities, hosting a recent MHRA Sponsor and Site GCP inspection as well as providing leadership for other European GCP inspections.
Lucy has a BSc in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) and obtained an MSc Clinical Microbiology from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Lucy previously trained as a clinical scientist researching antimicrobial resistance before moving into the pharmaceutical industry.
Karen graduated as a pharmacist in South Africa and entered the life science industry working for Eli Lilly. In 1992, she moved into clinical research in the UK with Chiltern International, initially managing the Clinical Development Department across Europe. Latterly she started and globally managed a novel group, EDC Solutions. In 2007, Karen joined Phlexglobal as Chief Business Development Officer and in 2015 she moved into the role of Vice President, Client Solutions. With her clinical and EDC background, Karen has also taken on a lead role in Phlexglobal’s electronic Trial Master File initiative, to promote, develop and implement support of Client eTMF systems as well as Phlexglobal’s eTMF Solution – PhlexEview. Karen’s most recent role is that of Chief Strategy Officer where she is focussing on the strategic priorities for the company. Karen focuses on four key areas, being Key Clients, CROs, TMF Expertise and PhlexEview eTMF, in order to support the continued strong growth of Phlexglobal. Karen also co-chairs the TMF Reference Model, an industry-driven initiative to standardize the content, naming and structure of Trial Master Files.
Associate Director, Global Clinical Operations
Jane Twitchen – Associate Director, Global Clinical Operations
Jane is currently Associate Director, Systems and Operations for Biogen Idec’s Knowledge, Records and Information Strategies team. In this role, Jane is responsible for the implementation, enhancements and oversight of Biogen’s eTMF repositories and manages associated, peripheral operations. Jane is currently focussed on the successful integration of Biogen’s eTMF with their Strategic Partner’s system.
Jane holds a BSc in medical physics and a postgraduate certificate in management. Her 17+ year career has involved the delivery of complex global technology solutions, and has included stops at Covance, SAS and several software companies that provided services to the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Biogen Idec, Jane worked for six years at Phlexglobal, initially leading the Project Management team implementing eTMF solutions and overseeing the delivery of a range of TMF QC, Remediation and Migration Projects. Her most recent role at Phlexglobal was Head of Quality, where she focused on optimizing Phlexglobal’s eTMF quality processes and workflows. Jane also remains an active member of the TMF Reference Model Quality and Metrics subcommittee.
Principal Competency Development Specialist
Anne-Mette Varney – Principal Competency Development Specialist
Anne-Mette Varney is working as a Principal Competency Development Specialist and TMF Process Manager within Trial Management Anchor, Clinical Operations at Novo Nordisk A/S where she is responsible for building the TMF maintenance organisation in a global environment and for driving the TMF strategy and collaborate cross functional. Since 2012 she has been LoB PM in TMF Improvement Project optimising the TMF process and Inspection Readiness, supported a TMF IT Project as TMF process expert, conducted pilot on centralised QC and oversight, and leading the change process implementation in the global organisation. As background Anne-Mette holds a bachelor in Nursing and worked as a nurse for several years before moving to Pharmaceutical industry in 2000. During the past 18 years she has been working within Safety and Pharmacovigilance, Project and Program Management in CRO, and Clinical Operations as Senior International Trial Manager and TMF Process Manager.
Wendy Koç is Senior Manager at Gilead Sciences International, based in the UK. She has 23 years of experience in pharma GCP compliance. During this time she has covered every aspect of clinical trials, worked in both Pharma, CRO and as a consultant.
Vittoria Sparacio – Head, Clinical Documentation Operations GSK Pharma R&D Projects, Clinical Platforms and Sciences
Vittoria Sparacio heads up the Clinical Documentation group at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals R&D and leads the electronic Trial Master Files implementation program. In her role, she provides strategic direction for evolving the clinical document management space in GSK Pharmaceuticals R&D.
Vittoria previously held clinical research and document management roles at GSK Biologicals, Novartis, Chiron, MSD, and ICON beginning in 2001.
Vittoria established the electronic TMF system and set new processes and standards that transformed document management and archiving capabilities for Novartis Vaccines clinical development. She also led inspection readiness program, clinical operational excellence initiatives and was an early member of the TMF Reference Model working group.
Vittoria is a speaker and advisory board member for TMF conferences and seminars and is a faculty member of the Master Program in Vaccinology & Pharmaceutical Clinical Development from the University of Siena, Italy since 2009. Vittoria holds a master’s in biochemistry & molecular biology from the University of Pisa and had basic research experience in molecular genetics and immunology at the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institute of Stockholm, Sweden.