Fergus O'Connell, BSc, MSc, is the Quality Assurance Manager at Eurofins | ams. He joined our team in April 2011 following a move to Australia from Ireland.
After completing a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons), Fergus has gained over 15 years of Quality Assurance experience while working for a number of large multinational pharmaceutical companies in the areas of sterile manufacturing, solid dose and inhaler/medical device manufacturing.
After obtaining a Masters Degree (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology from the University of Dublin (Trinity), he executed the duties of a Qualified Person (as described in Article 51 of Directive 2001/83/EC) responsible for the release of finished products from the EU destined for the US, EU and Australian markets.
As the QA Manager at Eurofins | ams, he is responsible for maintaining our TGA & APVMA manufacturing licenses, our registration with the US FDA and accreditation to ISO 17025 through NATA (the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia).
In addition, Fergus provides a number of consultancy roles for our clients including facility qualification (up to and including sterile manufacturing), water systems validation and risk management strategies.