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 Consulting Physician of the Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions
Dr Claus Bolte Head of Sector Marketing Authorisation, Swissmedic
Dr Harald Enzmann Chair, European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)
Dr Ian Hudson Senior Advisor, Integrated Development, Global Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UK
Prof John Lim Executive Director of Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), Duke-NUS Medical School and Chairman, Consortium for Clinical Research & Innovation, Singapore
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)
Karen Reynolds Director General, Pharmaceutical Drugs Directorate, Health 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 Steffen Thirstrup Chief Medical Officer, EMA
Dr Fabio Bisordi Global Head International Regulatory Policy, Roche
Dr Carlos Garner Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Eli Lilly
Adrian Griffin Vice President for HTA Policy, Johnson & Johnson
Dr David Jefferys Senior Vice President, Head of Global Regulatory, Eisai Europe
Dr Sabine Luik Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Medical, Regulatory & Quality, GlaxoSmithKline
Dr Jacques Mascaro Senior Vice President, Oncology Regulatory Science, Strategy and Excellence, AstraZeneca
Jerry Stewart Vice President, Global Regulatory Policy and Intelligence, Pfizer
Natalie Tolli Vice President, Regulatory Affairs (Regulatory International, Regulatory Policy & Intelligence), Abbvie
Dr Max Wegner Senior Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Bayer
Anna Somuyiwa Head, CIRS
Dr Neil McAuslane Director, CIRS
Prof Stuart Walker Founder and Senior Advisor, CIRS
Specialist Advisors
Dr Thomas Lönngren Independent Strategy Advisor, PharmaExec Consulting Filial SE, Sweden, and 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 Professor, Pharmaceutical Medicine, Kitasato University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
Dr Tomas Salmonson Partner, Consilium Salmonson & Hemmings and Former Chair, CHMP/EMA
Dr Joseph Scheeren Former President and 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), UK
Dr Michael Coory Medical Advisor, Technology Access and Assessment Division, Commonwealth Department of Health, Australia
Dr Nick Crabb Programme Director, Scientific Affairs, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), UK
Prof Hans-Georg Eichler Consulting Physician of the Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions
Dr Wim Goettsch Professor HTA, Utrecht University and Special Advisor HTA, National Health Care Institute (ZIN), The Netherlands
Niklas Hedberg Chief Pharmacist, Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV), Sweden
Suzanne McGurn CEO and President, CADTH, Canada
Dr Detlev Parow Former Head, Department of Medicines, Medical Remedies and Selective Contracts, DAK – Gesundheit, German
Dr Anja Schiel Special Adviser, Lead Methodologist in Regulatory and Pharmacoeconomic Statistics, Norwegian Medicines Agency (NoMA); Vice-Chair JSC (EUnetHTA21)
Dr Indranil Bagchi Senior Vice President and Worldwide Head of Value and Access, Novartis
Virginia (Ginny) Beakes-Read Executive Director, Global Regulatory and R&D Policy, Amgen
Dr Melinda Goodall Director, HTA Policy Research, Policy Evidence Research, Centre for Observational and Real World Evidence (CORE), MSD
Adrian Griffin Vice President for HTA Policy, Johnson & Johnson
Dr Adam Heathfield Senior Director, Patient and Health Impact Innovation Centre, Pfizer
Dr Michael Happich Senior Director HTA, International markets, Eli Lilly and Co
Dr Vanessa Elisabeth Schaub Global Access Chapter Lead for Evidence, Roche
Prof Finn Børlum Kristensen Professor of Health Services Research and HTA, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark and Former Director and Chair of EUnetHTA Executive Committee
Andrew Mitchell Former strategic Adviser, Department of Health, Australia
Dr Sean Tunis Principal, Rubix Health
Anna Somuyiwa Head, CIRS
Dr Neil McAuslane Director, CIRS
Dr Tina Wang Senior Manager, HTA Programme and Strategic Partnerships