Mark O'Connor

Operations Lead and Start-up Manager, AstraZeneca

Mark is an operations and technical leader with 10+ years of extensive experience in pharmaceutical development, operations, and global technical operations. He currently, leads the start-up team for two state-of-the-art aseptic filling lines at AstraZeneca. Previously, Mark was part of a global technical operations group (MS&T), was the global lead for Continued Process Verification (CPV) and the lead author for the cross-functional quality standards in AZ. He managed the process maturity, led the associated Process Intelligence data strategy and chaired the global network from AZ’s production facilities. He is passionate about leveraging new technology, lean methodologies, and cross-functional collaboration to drive high performing teams to deliver breakthrough results. Active ISPE member and volunteer with extensive contributions to industry guidelines, technical committees and has delivered several podium presentations, as well as currently being on the ISPE annual meeting organising committee.