Jonathan Mogford


Jonathan Mogford joined the MHRA from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) where he was heading up their work on climate change mitigation and land use.

Jonathan has also held a wide variety of policy posts since joining the Department of Health (DH) in 1990, including:

  • secondments to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the European Commission in Brussels
  • Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Health, heading policy teams responsible for pharmaceutical industry policy and private sector provision of healthcare services for NHS patients
  • Head of European Affairs, responsible for managing the DH’s EU business, as well as policy and finance for healthcare accessed by UK citizens elsewhere in the EU


The policy division works to make sure the our regulatory and public health mandate and external policy is aligned. This includes:

  • working to get the best balance between regulation and new advances
  • coordinating international and EU business
  • corporate strategy
  • corporate governance

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency