Gavia Taan

Unit Manager – Devices Regulatory Policy, Devices Division, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, UK

Gavia is Unit Manager for Devices Regulatory Policy at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). She is responsible for the oversight of policy and strategy in relation to the devices regulatory framework in the UK. This includes providing regulatory policy advice and guidance regarding the implementation and interpretation of the current and future medical devices legislation. She has also been responsible for supporting the Agency with EU Exit preparation for medical devices.


Gavia has been with the MHRA for over four years, previously holding the posts of Project Manager for the Devices Regulations and Senior Regulatory Policy Manager within the Devices Division. Since joining the Civil Service, she has worked in a number of other Government departments, including in the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Justice, advising Ministers on strategies to deliver key Government priorities and policy objectives.