Bob Tribe joined ISPE in August 2004 as the Regulatory Affairs Advisor for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to this he was the Chief GMP Auditor for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia, a position he held for 23 years. He joined the TGA in 1971 as a GMP inspector, after having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for six years in a senior Quality Assurance position. While at TGA he was elected Chairman of PIC/S in 2000-2001. After retiring from TGA in August 2004 and establishing “Bob Tribe Consulting”, he has assisted many GMP regulatory authorities around the world reach the PIC/S level of regulatory control. Of the twelve regulatory authorities that he has assisted to date, six have obtained PIC/S membership. He also consults to pharmaceutical manufacturers wishing to achieve compliance with PIC/S GMP requirements. He is a member of the WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations and undertakes GMP inspections for the WHO under its Pre-qualification Programme.