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About the European QP Association

The Qualified Person's function and responsibility is unique

The European approach requires the QP not only to be highly qualified but also to always have the latest information on current developments in the area of GMP/GDP and regulatory compliance.

For this reason the ECA Foundation Advisory Board Members decided at their annual meeting on 7 July 2006 to establish a new group: the European QP Association. With this association the ECA wants to provide QPs in Europe with a platform allowing them to exchange their experience, discuss the latest regulatory requirements, to identify and address difficulties and challenges and to support a harmonised European approach.

Today the European QP Association is led by Dr Ulrich Kissel, Germany (Chairman), Dr Susanne Ding, Germany, Tor Gråberg, Sweden, David Cockburn, UK, Georg Göstl, Austria, and Cheryl Chia, The Netherlands.

Two Members from the Authority Advisory Board support the Association and the Board of Directors as Advisors: Dr Rainer Gnibl from the German District Government of Upper Bavaria and from Mag.pharm. Andreas Kraßnigg from the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Austria.

<< Charter of the European QP Association >>

Board of Directors

Dr Ulrich Kissel
Qualified Person, Germany

Dr Susanne Ding
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, Germany
Qualified Person

Tor Gråberg
AstraZeneca, Sweden

David Cockburn
Formerly of EMA, U.K.

Georg Göstl
Takeda, Austria and
Chair of the Austrian QP Association aqpa

Cheryl Chia
Lotus Phoenix Consulting, The Netherlands
Qualified Person and Responsible Person

Supported by

Dr Bernd Renger
Immediate Past Chair of the European QP Association
Bernd Renger Consulting

Authority Advisory Board

The Authority Advisory Board is not part of the legal structure. The Advisory Board Members support the Association on a case by case decision and not for all activities of the Association. The following Board Members of the ECA Foundation Board support the European QP Association:

Dr Rainer Gnibl
Government of Upper Bavaria,

Mag.pharm. Andreas Kraßnigg
AGES (Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety),

Please find here all Members of the Authority Board of the ECA Foundation.

Part of the organisation's activities is the organising annual forums as a platform to discuss current developments and challenges.

The inaugural QP Forum was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 30 November to 1 December 2006. More than 150 delegates from 26 countries attended to be part of this first meeting of European Qualified Persons. The goal of the first meeting was to establish a platform for sharing experience and discussing the critical areas of the QP's daily work as well as roles and responsibilities of the QP with representatives from EMEA and national authorities. You will find more information about the Forums held so far in the News/Publications Section.