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Skerritt Takes Reins as New Head of TGA

Posted 01 June 2012 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC 

Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced on 1 June the confirmation of Dr. John Skerritt as the new National Manager of the agency, ending a month-long lead-up process.

Skerritt replaces Dr. Rohan Hammett, who resigned from the agency in December 2011, and comes to the agency in the midst of a tremendous reorganization to combine the regulatory authorities of Australia and New Zealand into a single trans-national regulatory authority known as the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA). The consolidation is expected to occur in stages, with the final merger happening by 2017.

Skerritt previously served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries in the Victorian government, where he oversaw a staff of 700 regulatory professionals and 500 additional employees, and holds a PhD in Pharmacology.

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