The European Medicines Agency (EMA) have nominated Emer Cooke as their new Executive Director.
The management board selected Ms Cooke from a shortlist created by the European Commission (EC).
Ms Cooke, an Irish national, has 30 years’ experience in international regulatory affairs, 18 years of which were in leadership roles such as Head of inspections and Head of Internal Affairs, at the EMA and EC.
Since 2016, she has been the Director of the Regulation and Prequalification Department at the World Health Organisation (WHO). In this role she leads on WHO’s global work on health technologies regulation, including prequalification, regulatory systems strengthening and safety activities. Her role also covers assurance of quality, safety, efficacy and performance of health technologies in close conjunction with member states and international partners.
Click here for an information sheet explaining the process of appointment of a new Executive Director.