Interim co-chair

Amanda Calvert


Amanda spent 28 years in the Life Sciences sector working for ICI, Zeneca and AstraZeneca where she held senior operational roles across a wide range of business functions. She led major change programmes including; setting up a global IT function and investment programme to support pharmaceutical operations and manufacturing; pioneering new ways of working to deliver greater value from the global product supply-chain; working with teams to bring new thinking and ways of working to IT compliance and security to create a culture of collaboration and accountability supported by modern technology.

She set up Quince Consultancy to help businesses to add value through creating a supportive culture for people to grow and develop, simplifying processes and utilising technology effectively. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of The Guinness Partnership Limited a provider of social housing and care services and a member of the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Judge Business School.

Amanda has been appointed interim co-chair of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency from 12 July 2023 and until we recruit a new chair of the MHRA.

Interim co-chair

The co-chair is appointed by the Secretary of State for the Department of Health and Social Care and has particular responsibility for providing effective strategic leadership of the agency.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency