Before joining Ipsen, Jonathan Barnsley senior VP of biotech development of Serono Biotech Center (Vevey, Switzeland), covering the development of processes for transfer to manufacturing.
Jonathan Barnsley has acquired a broad range of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry on an international level (notably within Beecham Pharmaceuticals Ltd, GD Searle Company Ltd, Celltech Ltd, Biocompatibles Ltd, GSK). He spent the last 18 years within Merck Serono, where he held various positions of leadership in corporate engineering and manufacturing.
In 2000, he became site Director of Serono Biotech Center (Vevey, Switzerland). In 2007, he was appointed Senior Vice President of biotech manufacturing with the responsibility of 6 manufacturing sites and since 2013 Senior Vice President of biotech development covering the development of processes for transfer to manufacturing.
Since 1 April 2014, Jonathan Barnsley is responsible for the Specialty Care’s manufacturing sites, development of processes for our peptides and toxins platforms and has a functional link to Primary Care’s manufacturing sites. In addition Jonathan Barnsley has direct responsibility for the Global Support functions: Purchasing, Quality, EHS, Supply Chain and Technical Services.
English and Swiss nationalities, Jonathan Barnsley is graduated from Sheffield University in chemical engineering.