Director, Regulatory Intelligence
Derek Johnston currently holds the position of Director in Covance’s Regulatory Intelligence Office at Covance by Labcorp. In this capacity, Derek leads regulatory interpretation, implementation and communication across Covance by Labcorp, ensuring compliance with current and upcoming regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Covance in 2012, Derek studied traditional medicine prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry in 2004. Starting at Johnson & Johnson he worked across functions gaining familiarity with regulations and requirements pertaining to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Clinical Laboratory Practice, (GCLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GPvP). Previous chair and ongoing member of ACRO’s EU Scientific & Regulatory Committee Derek has the opportunity to meet with regulatory authorities to discuss current interpretations, compliance trends and upcoming changes or initiatives.