Governance

CIRS is governed by its own dedicated advisory boards made up of external international experts from academia, industry, regulatory agencies and HTA bodies.

The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) and HTA Steering Committee advise CIRS on workshops, special projects, publications as well as the research programme, to ensure neutrality and that the areas are unbiased and the programme meets the needs to all stakeholders. The selection of Committee Members and Chairs is set out in the Terms of Reference of each committee.

Scientific Advisory Council (SAC)
Chair: Adjunct Prof John Skerritt Deputy Secretary for Health Products Regulation, Department of Health, Australia
Vice-Chair: Prof Hans-Georg Eichler Senior Medical Officer, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Deborah Autor Global Head of Regulatory Excellence, AstraZeneca, USA
Dr Fabio Bisordi Global Head International Regulatory Policy, F.Hoffman-LaRoche Ltd
Dr Claus Bolte Head of Sector Marketing Authorisation, Swissmedic
Dr Harald Enzmann Chair, EMA Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)
Dr Tim Garnett Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President, Eli Lilly
Adrian Griffin Vice President for HTA Policy, Johnson & Johnson
Dr Ian Hudson Senior Advisor, Integrated Development, Global Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr Peter Honig Senior Vice President and Head of Worldwide Safety and Regulatory, Pfizer
Dr David Jefferys SVP, Head of Global Regulatory, Eisai Europe Ltd
Prof John Lim Professor of Practice, Executive Director of Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), Duke-NUS Medical School and Policy Lead, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute
Dr Sabine Luik Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Medical, Regulatory & Quality, GlaxoSmithKline
Dr Theresa Mullin Director, Office of Strategic Programs, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
Dr Brian O’Rourke Former CEO and President, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), Canada
Dr Junko Sato Office Director, Office of International Program, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan
Dr Xie Songmei Deputy Director of Clinical Department Center for Drug Evaluation, National Medical Products  Administration (NMPA), China
Dr John Patrick Stewart Director General, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Canada
Dr Roopal Thakkar Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and R&D Quality Assurance, Abbvie
Prof Stuart Walker Founder, CIRS
Dr Max Wegner Senior Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs, BayerAG
Specialist Advisors to the Executive Director
Dr Thomas Lönngren Former Executive Director, EMA
Dr Murray Lumpkin Deputy Director, Integrated Development, and Lead for Global Regulatory Systems Initiatives, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Prof Mamoru Narukawa Associate Professor Pharmaceutical Medicine, Kitasato University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
Dr Tomas Salmonson  Former Chair, CHMP/EMA
Dr Joseph Scheeren President, CEO, Critical Path Institute
HTA Steering Committee
Chair: Dr Brian O’Rourke Former CEO and President, CADTH, Canada
Vice-Chair: Prof Adrian Towse Director Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow, Office of Health Economics (OHE)
Prof Finn Børlum Kristensen Former EUnetHTA Executive Committee Chairman and EUnetHTA Secretariat Director, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark
Dr Nick Crabb Programme Director, Scientific Affairs, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Prof Hans-Georg Eichler Senior Medical Officer, EMA
Dr Wim Goettsch Associate Professor HTA, Utrecht University and Special Advisor HTA, ZIN, The Netherlands
Adrian Griffin Vice President for HTA Policy, Johnson & Johnson
Dr Michael Happich  Director, BioMed HTA, Eli Lilly and Co
Dr Adam Heathfield Senior Director, Patient and Health Impact Innovation Centre, Pfizer
Niklas Hedberg Chief Pharmacist, TLV, Sweden
Dr Maria Kubin Head, Integrated Evidence Planning for the Cardiovascular Therapy Area, Bayer
Evert Jan van Lente  Director EU-Affairs, AOK-Bundesverband, Germany
Andrew Mitchell Strategic Advisor, Department of Health, Australia
Dr Vanessa Elisabeth Schaub Global Access Senior Health Systems Strategy Leader HTA & Reimbursement, Roche
Dr Sean Tunis Principal, Rubix Health and Senior Advisor, FDA