About John Wilkinson:
John retired from his role as Director of Devices at the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in October 2019 after 7 years in the role. During this period, he acted as chair of the Competent Authorities Medical Devices network in Europe and led the establishment of the Joint Action on Market Surveillance (JAMS) which was a collaborative programme supporting the implementation of the Medical Device Regulations and better working across the network.
John was elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Global Medical Devices Nomenclature in 2019, a position that he still holds whilst advising a number of organisations engaged in health policy, devices innovation and regulation.
Earlier, John was Chief Executive of Eucomed, the leading European medical device industry representative body, and Director General of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI). These followed extensive industry experience in sales and marketing and general management with Becton Dickinson and the BOC Group as well as a period as chief executive of early stage medical imaging company.