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
Sarah Mouzouris joined BIVDA as Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Sarah will be focused on membership and operations. She has an MSc in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs from Cranfield University. Sarah is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with over 14 years’ experience of the IVD sector. In addition, she has a diverse background, with leadership experience in manufacturing, call centre and sales office management. Together, this wealth of experience will enhance the support to membership from the existing team in the secretariat.
“I don't think there has ever been a more exciting time to join BIVDA for the support it provides to its members. I have found it incredible to discover just how far reaching BIVDA and its members are, it's quite breathtaking. I am passionate about improving patient outcomes and the opportunities that IVD technology can offer and I am proud to represent BIVDA to its members.”
Rachel joined BIVDA in September 2011; she has a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science but has spent most of her career running small businesses (from seafood to ladies shoes) in one capacity or another. Her last role was as Office Manager for a housing research consultancy where she honed her administrative skills over 7 years.
Rachel brings to BIVDA an extensive experience and knowledge of SMEs across the commercial, retail and consultancy sectors. She is innovative and supports Doris-Ann with broad technical knowledge and an understanding of commercial decision-making, and has developed her original role of Office Manager to the senior Operations Manager where member relations and association operations will be her focus.
External Affairs Manager
Emma joined BIVDA in October 2015. She has a BA and MSc in politics and started her career in the Houses of Parliament working for the Member of Parliament for Bracknell, Dr Phillip Lee. Following her stint in Parliament, Emma has worked in a number of public affairs roles at Dods Parliamentary Monitoring, the National Federation of Retail Newsagents and the Food and Drink Federation.
Emma comes to BIVDA with broad experience of public affairs, media and stakeholder engagement and will be supporting Doris-Ann in the representation of BIVDA to external audiences.
External Affairs Assistant
Annabel joined BIVDA in October 2017. She has a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations. Since leaving university she has spent the last two years working in law firms, dealing with property and corporate law.
“I am very excited to be furthering my career with BIVDA. Already in my first couple of weeks I have attended various working parties, meetings and visited Parliament. It has been very insightful in showing the scope of work that BIVDA does. There is a lot for me to get stuck in to, and I can’t wait to add my contribution to this fantastic organisation."
Jeanette joined BIVDA in October 2017 as an Administrator / Receptionist and she comes to us with a very strong reception background having worked in diverse industries across London. Jeanette has a happy can do attitude and brightens up our reception.