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Chief Quality and Regulatory Affairs Officer - Melissa Guerdan

Joined Smith+Nephew in July 2018 with responsibility for Quality and Regulatory Affairs and assumed additional responsibility in 2019 for the Portfolio Compliance organization, inclusive of the Group EU MDR. Melissa is based in Andover, US.

Skills and Experience

Melissa brings more than 20 years’ of leadership experience in Quality and Regulatory Affairs spanning the pharmaceutical, medical device and biologics industries. Melissa has deep compliance and operations knowledge and has progressed through senior leadership roles in global organisations including Pfizer, Baxter, Covidien and Alere. Most recently, Melissa was Senior Vice President, Quality and Regulatory for Alere where she had executive responsibility for establishing enterprise vision, strategy and direction for all aspects of quality, compliance and regulatory affairs. Melissa is adept at inspiring diverse global organisations to achieve common goals and has consistently delivered material value at the enterprise level through transformational quality and regulatory improvement programmes.

Melissa holds a BA degree in Biology and Psychology, and holds an MBA from DePaul University.