Dr. Anthony Margetts is Principle Consultant for Factorytalk’s Compliance department and a highly experienced and leading international Pharmaceutical and Chemical engineering practitioner and project manager with +30 years working experience in the chemical/pharmaceutical/medical device industries.
As Principle Consultant, Dr. Margetts leads key compliance consulting assignments. He is considered a global expert in the fields of GMP compliance and validation for the Pharmaceutical and regulated industries.
He worked for AstraZeneca (formerly Zeneca and ICI Pharmaceuticals) since 1988. He has been responsible for a variety of international projects, e.g. leading teams responsible for technical transfers, new product introductions and preparations for international, European and US FDA preapproval and regulatory inspections. During his time at ICI/Zeneca/AstraZeneca he managed the introduction of new medical device products, including setting up global supply chains and ensuring their compliance to international standards.
During the 1990’s he managed the introduction of new world-wide validation procedures and was the Chairman of a UK Pharmaceutical Industry Group charged with writing a Guideline on Computer Systems Validation which evolved over a number of editions and expanded from UK through Europe, USA and Japan and is now called the Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) Guide.
Dr Margetts was chairman for the editorial review of the latest version GAMP 5, published in 2008 which has now become the world wide reference for Computer Validation in the Healthcare Industries.
Dr. Margetts received his BSc in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham, UK in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham, UK in 1971.