Grace Crawford

Grace Crawford MS, MT (ASCP)

Executive Director, ClinOps Quality & Learning


Grace is accountable for the development, implementation, maintenance and adoption of business quality management practices and GxP learning services for BioPharma Clinical Operations, and relevant areas within R&D BioPharmaceuticals and R&D Oncology. Grace has extensive experience leading global teams accountable for quality management systems, compliance, and delivery of high quality, GCP inspection ready clinical studies. She is passionate about creating a quality mindset and raising awareness to make a positive impact to the quality culture in organizations. Before the AstraZeneca re-organization in 2019, Grace was Vice President, Clinical Quality & Compliance at MedImmune (the Biologics science unit within AstraZeneca) since April 2015 responsible for supporting the Clinical Biologics department. Prior to that, Grace spent over 21 years at ICON where her main focus was leading the Clinical Quality Assurance Department. She is active in industry, often chairing or presenting at conferences, and participates in meetings and forums such as the Society for Quality Assurance, the WCG AVOCA Quality Consortium, and Linking Leaders Clinical “Quality” Roundtable discussions. 

Executive Panel: Quality Culture - How Critical Thinking Drives Success