Consultant, Pharma Biotech

Phone: +44(0)1751 432999
Country: United Kingdom

A chemist with over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Graham Clapperton has experience interfacing with both FDA and MHRA in global projects. He has been a Qualified Person for over 25 years and has held a number of roles within the 3M Health Care and 3M Drug Delivery Systems (DDS) organizations including research and development, quality control, quality assurance and supply chain operations.

Mr. Clapperton has significant experience as an auditor, having been involved in many different types of audits both as an auditor and as an auditee. He is a pragmatic and practical QA professional with significant global and European experience during his career with 3M, culminating in his role as European Quality Manager for the 3M DDS Division for over 10 years. He was also heavily involved in helping globalize the 3M DDS quality organization. He is also experienced in Lean manufacturing and has been involved in several major organizational restructuring projects.

  • His areas of expertise include:
  • Dosage forms: Medicinal inhalers (including canister and valve manufacture), tablets, capsules, liquids and creams, plus limited experience in transdermals and injectables  
  • Functional areas: Research and development, analytical chemistry, quality control, quality assurance, own brand and contract manufacturing
  • QA knowledge: Qualified Person under transitional process, corporate auditing, vendor auditing, regulatory audit management (FDA, MHRA, etc.), ISO 9000, quality systems development and management, and training
  • Six Sigma methodology
  • Leadership of organizational and culture change processes

Mr. Clapperton is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Chemist and a European Chemist.