Barbara joined BIVDA as Managing Director in July 2014. She has worked within the IVD sector for more than 30 years, initially working as a Biomedical Scientist in New Zealand and the UK before moving into the commercial arena. Her commercial life has involved working for a number of UK and multinational companies, with responsibilities ranging from international sales and marketing management through to customer services and technical support.
Barbara will be working closely with Doris-Ann to ensure that the diagnostics industry continues to be well-represented at all levels within a rapidly changing landscape.
Rachel joined BIVDA in September 2011; she has a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science but has spent most of her career running small businesses (from seafood to ladies shoes) in one capacity or another. Her last role was as Office Manager for a housing research consultancy where she honed her administrative skills over 7 years. Rachel comes to BIVDA with extensive experience and knowledge of SMEs across the commercial, retail and consultancy sectors. She is innovative and supports Doris-Ann with broad technical knowledge and an understanding of commercial decision-making, and has developed her original role of Office Manager to the senior Operations Manager where member relations and association operations will be her focus.
Rebecca has been with us since 2013, and works across public affairs, communications and external relations. Rebecca's background is in politics and public policy, with experience at national and international levels of Government. She has also worked within a number of NHS departments including the education secretariat, on information systems, including coding and at outpatients surgeries.
Please get in touch with Rebecca if you have any queries about the work of BIVDA or our members.
External Affairs Assistant
Elliott joined BIVDA as the External Affairs Assistant in June 2015. He has a Master's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and has experienced first-hand the primary healthcare environment having worked in a GP surgery. Elliott comes to us with a keen interest in the life science and healthcare industries, and is particularly excited by the ever-growing field of personalised medicine. His focus will be to support Doris-Ann and Rebecca across public affairs, policy and communications.
Administrator and Receptionist
Jo joined BIVDA in December 2013 as an Administrator / Receptionist and she comes to us on a very strong administration background having worked in diverse industries across London.
Jo has a happy can do attitude and brightens up our reception.