Eilish Kelly (Consultant/Manager, Quality & Compliance at PharmaLex)

Eilish Kelly Spotlight

What has your career path looked like to date?

I have over 20 years’ experience working with regulated licenced sites in the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical (solid oral dosage & API) industry.

After I graduated, BSc in Chemistry & Maths, I started in working in Quality Control in an API plant, moving across roles in QC API release, QC validation & analytical development.

Then I moved into a compliance initiative focusing on analytical & process validation and training. From there into Quality Assurance for a new product & facility which lead to providing QA support to manufacturing & quality control. I qualified as a QP during this time. Most recently I have worked in a biopharmaceutical facility, in a QA function supporting manufacturing, engineering, QC and warehouse with QP batch release activities involved too. This involved start up, scaleup and into approval for commercialisation.

I have extensive experience in Quality Management Systems, Quality Control Systems, GMP manufacturing, Equipment & Utilities Validation, Manufacturing Support, QP Batch Release and Data Integrity controls. I now work as a Pharmaceutical Consultant with PharmaLex and in this capacity I provide Quality and Compliance support to a variety of Pharmaceutical businesses.

What is the best career lesson you have learned so far?

Listen and learn. Talk with people, they generally have the answers or enough information to help find the answers.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Ask as many questions as need to understand.

Get involved as much as you can as you learn so much from others.

What inspires you?

Working with people, extracting solutions and giving them the confidence to take it from there.

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