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.
External Affairs Officer
Ian read Philosophy at Edinburgh University before moving south to work as Political Officer for the Independent Schools Council. There he got into trouble with Ofsted for criticising their inspections, while also securing changes to the Education Act 2012 on behalf of British schools around the world and designing public affairs strategies for high-profile issues such as suing the Charity Commission. Leaving ISC in 2011, he went to work as a researcher in the House of Lords, taking a wider range of issues from the edge of lunacy to the edge of policy.
He has now joined BIVDA and will be working closely with Doris-Ann, devising the public affairs strategy for the British IVD sector.
Administrator and Special Projects Officer
Rebecca originally joined BIVDA in 2010 as maternity cover for the office manager at the time. She has now returned to us following the completion of her International Double Masters from UCL and Jagiellonian University in Poland, reading Politics and Security.
Rebecca has a varied professional background, as has worked within numerous NHS departments, including outpatients, surgeries, IT and clinical coding. She has also worked within Parliament for her local MP, and for the Science and Technology APPG.
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.