Jim Ackland has over 38 years experience in the manufacture, quality control, development and international regulatory requirements for biopharmaceutical products. After graduating in Microbiology/Biochemistry from the University of Melbourne in1972 he joined CSL Limited an Australian pharmaceutical company. During 26 years at CSL Limited, Jim held various management positions in vaccine manufacture, quality assurance and research and development. From 1990 to 1999 he was Head of Regulatory Affairs for Vaccine Products at CSL Limited. From 1999 to 2005 he was employed by the Biologics Consulting Group (Alexandria, VA, USA) as Vice President West Coast Operations (San Mateo, CA, USA). During this time he consulted to various vaccine development and biopharmaceutical companies. Jim is currently CEO of Global BioSolutions, an Australian company based in Melbourne Australia, which provides regulatory and product development advice and assistance to biotech companies.