Brendan Cuddy joined the European Medicines Agency in October 2002 as a Scientific Administrator. In October 2014, he was appointed Head of Manufacturing and Quality Compliance Service.
The Manufacturing and Quality Compliance Service is responsible for inter alia, co-ordination of GMP inspections, co-ordination of assessments of quality defects and product recalls, co-ordination of sampling/testing for initial marketing authorisation and post-authorisation procedures involving centrally authorised medicinal products. The Service provides the Chairman and secretariat of the Good Manufacturing and Distribution Practices Inspector Working Group (GMDP IWG) and provides the secretariat for the joint CHMP/CVMP Quality Working Party.
Brendan is a Chemistry graduate and he holds a Masters Degree in Quality and Operations Management and a post-graduate diploma in pharmaceutical manufacturing technology.