Denice Smit




Denice joined Biovac in 2016 in the role of Chief Quality Officer.  She is a member of the Biovac Executive team.




Her mandate is:

  • To oversee all aspects of quality management and to ensure that the company’s quality governance is carefully aligned with Biovac’s strategy and objectives.
  • To oversee the planning and directing of all quality policies, programs and initiatives.

Denice graduated with a PhD in Chemistry from Stellenbosch University, and during the course of a career specialising in the Pharmaceutical Industry, has completed numerous courses covering various aspects of the business, including specialized analytical techniques, GLP, cGMP, Validation, Auditing, Management, Change Management, British Retail Consortium  (BRC)  and HACCP quality systems, an introductory course in Complementary Medicine Modalities, basic Finance principles relating to business, Management Development Program (MDP) (University of Stellenbosch Business School), and various Marketing interventions.

Over the last 20 years, Denice has gained extensive experience in managing routine and development testing laboratories,  Production Troubleshooting, Project Management, New Product Development and production scale-up of new products (Foods, Food Supplements, Cosmetics and Medicines) including tablets, capsules (Soft gelatine and 2-part), emulsions, syrups, tinctures, creams and granulated dosage formats. Most recently she specialised in Quality Systems, and it is in this capacity that she has joined Biovac to lead the Quality Team.