Chris is the Group Manager of Medsafe, the medicine and medical device regulator in New Zealand.
Chris is a registered pharmacist with over ten years’ experience in clinical pharmacy, including paediatric and neonatal pharmacy. In 2006 Chris joined Medsafe, initially in the pharmaceutical chemistry assessment of new medicines, then moving to the post market pharmacovigilance team.
Chris has experience in risk communication including developing the early warning and alert system to provide information about new and emerging safety issues.
Chris is leading the work to develop a medicinal cannabis regulatory scheme.
Chris has been Medsafe Group Manager since 2015.