Before joining the VMD in May 2015, Dr Marie Hendrickx spent over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in major animal health companies, mostly in the UK, with spells in France and Belgium. She held several posts including most recently, the role of European Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance and Head of a EU Pharmacovigilance group. Previously she was a Director in Regulatory Affairs and a R&D Senior Scientist involved in managing clinical studies in livestock in Europe. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Marie was a practicing veterinary surgeon for a couple of years. She is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Director of Authorisations, VMD
The Director of Authorisations, VMD supports the chief executive officer with the day-to-day running of the VMD and leads on:
- assessment of applications, issuing and maintenance of Marketing Authorisation
- licensing of manufacturers and wholesale dealers of veterinary medicines
- management of the research and development programme on behalf of the policy customer
- assessing applications for import and export certificates for veterinary medicines