The Secretariat carry out the work of the Association as determined by the Executive Board.
Doris-Ann Williams has been Chief Executive of BIVDA since October 2001. She has more than 30 years’ experience working in the IVD sector and has had a variety of experience; initially in R&D and subsequently in commercial roles including international responsibilities.
Doris-Ann represents the IVD industry to a range of stakeholders, and sits on the boards and steering groups of a variety of initiatives. These include the Ministerial Medical Technology Strategy Group, with Innovate UK, the UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network, and the Parliamentary and Science Committee as Vice-President.
Doris-Ann works closely with MedTech Europe and other global IVD industry associations. She was awarded an MBE in January 2011 and was recognised as a Friend of the Royal College of Pathologists in November 2012.
Chief Operations Officer
Helen is the Chief Operations Officer at BIVDA.
Helen comes from a procurement background and has held roles at NHS PASA in pharmaceutical purchasing and childhood vaccines, as well as pharmacy and diagnostics procurement for Surrey and Sussex Confederation, and National Contracts Manager for laboratory goods at NHSBT.
Helen worked for 11 years in a number of roles across UK and Europe at Abbott, leading supplier management and contract provision for managed services.
She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, has an MSC in Strategic Procurement from the University of Glamorgan Business School, and an LLM in Public Procurement Law and Policy from the University of Nottingham, School of Law.
Natalie joined BIVDA in February 2019 having worked at The Royal College of Radiologists for 17 years as both a Finance and Website Administrator and Membership Officer. As BIVDA’s new Operations Manager, she is responsible for managing the association’s day-to-day operations, including membership renewals, finance functions and database maintenance.
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Ashleigh is the Regulatory Affairs Manager at BIVDA. She joined in October 2021, having previously held roles at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), working on policy, post market requirements and compliance of medical devices. Ashleigh is currently undertaking a post-graduate qualification in Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices and has graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc (Hons) in Genetics.
Ben is the Policy Officer at BIVDA. Ben joined BIVDA in November 2021, after previously working as a Researcher in Parliament. He provides policy development, research, and briefings on policy and public affairs in order to support the strategic objectives of BIVDA and BIVDA members. After graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA Hons in History, Ben spent time working in the NHS and in local and national politics.
Operations Support Officer
Pamela is the Operations Support Officer and joined BIVDA in March 2022. After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a BA Hons in Politics and International Relations, Pamela went on to work as a project support officer on a variety of national and International projects in the private and public sector and will work closely with the team to assist on BIVDA’s day to day operations Pamela has worked for Salzman Group, Kelly Group and The Health and Safety Executive.