Jonathan Peacock

Jonathan Peacock

Chairman

Jonathan has 35 years global experience in operations, strategy and business development. He is the former CFO of Amgen Inc. based in California, USA and prior to that was the CFO of the Pharmaceuticals Division of Novartis AG, based in Switzerland with global responsibilities including business development and strategy. During Jonathan's tenure as CFO of Amgen, Amgen Inc.'s share price increased by approximately 125%. Novartis Pharma AG's operating profit increased over 40% during his tenure as CFO of that company. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, Jonathan was a partner at McKinsey & Company where he was co-head of the European Corporate Finance practice.

He was also a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and New York from 1993 to 1998. He has a Masters degree in Economics from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Jonathan has extensive expertise in strategy, finance and operations within the biopharma industry. He has raised over $20bn in new capital and has been engaged throughout his career in business development and mergers and acquisitions on both the buy-side and sell-side globally. Jonathan was the CEO of NASDAQ-listed Bellerophon Therapeutics until November 2016 and is currently the Chairman; he also sits on the board of Avantor, Inc. He was formerly a non-executive director of Kite Pharma from 2014 to 2017 where he sat on the Board's Transaction Committee for the successful acquisition of Kite by Gilead Sciences for $11.9bn in August 2017. He brings to the company hands-on experience in managing large and small biopharma companies, and a unique perspective on the factors driving successful partnerships or investments by bigger biopharma companies.

Franz Humer

Senior Independent Director

Franz has over 25 years of experience as an executive director of global blue chip companies. He was the managing director of Glaxo Pharmaceuticals UK Limited, was elected to the board of Glaxo Holdings plc, and became the chief operating director for its worldwide operations, in 1992. In 1995, he joined Hoffman- La Roche as a member of its Board and the head of its pharmaceuticals division, progressing to become Chairman and CEO in 2001, and between 2008 and 2014 the Chairman of Roche Holding Limited. Franz joined the board of Diageo in 2005, became Chairman in 2008 and resigned in 2016. He is also Chairman of PCI Services; a non-executive director of Citigroup, Inc., Bial Pharmaceuticals of Portugal and Allogene Therapeutics, Inc.; and an Advisor to Temasek Holdings. From 2015 to 2017, he was a non-executive director of Kite Pharma, until the company's acquisition by Gilead Sciences for $11.9bn in August 2017.

Dr Humer has a PhD in law from the University of Innsbruck and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainbleau, France. He is the Chairman of the Board of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. Franz has been awarded the Singapore Public Service Star and Austria's 'Grosses goldenes Ehrenzeichen mit dem Stern für Verdienste'.

Committee memberships – Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee

Meghan Fitzgerald

Meghan Fitzgerald

Non-Executive Director

Meghan has broad experience in the US healthcare industry, with a strong emphasis on operations, health policy and business development. She is a Partner at L1 Health, with a focus on investing in healthcare services. She is also an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. Prior to joining L1 Health, Meghan served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Health Policy at Cardinal Health, the global integrated healthcare services and products provider, and before then was President of Cardinal's Specialty Solutions division. She holds a DrPh in Healthcare Policy from New York Medical College, a BSN in Nursing from Fairfield University, and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University.

Committee memberships – Audit and Risk Committee

Giles Kerr

Giles Kerr

Non-Executive Director

Giles has over 35 years experience in finance across a broad range of industrial sectors with a particular focus on life sciences. He was formerly CFO of the University of Oxford and during his tenure he established a successful investment office with £4bn under management and a £650m early-stage investment fund. Through his role on the board of the University of Oxford's technology transfer company, Oxford University Innovation Ltd., he has gained considerable experience of establishing and growing technology-based companies. Prior to joining the University of Oxford he was CFO of Amersham plc and during his time at Amersham the share price increased seven-fold. Giles has extensive experience as chairman and senior independent director, and as chairman of UK and US listed company audit committees. He is currently Chairman of the audit committees of Senior plc, Paypoint plc and a member of the audit committees of Abcam plc and Adaptimune Therapeutics plc. Prior to joining Amersham plc he was an audit partner with Arthur Anderson & Co.

Committee membership – Audit and Risk Committee

Art Pappas

Art Pappas

Non-Executive Director

Art Pappas has over 30 years experience as a pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry executive, and venture capital investor in life science companies. He is the founder and managing partner of Pappas Capital, a leading US venture firm. Prior to founding Pappas Capital in 1994, Art was an executive member of the board of directors of Glaxo Holdings plc (NYSE: GLX, now GSK), and served as Glaxo's chief executive responsible for international operations, including research, development and manufacturing. Prior to Glaxo, Art held various senior executive positions with Abbott International, Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, and the Dow Chemical Company. He previously served as Chairman and founding CEO of CoLucid Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CLCD) (acquired by Eli Lilly), and on the boards of Afferent Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Merck), Chimerix (NASDAQ: CMRX), Quintiles Transnational Corp. (NASDAQ: QTRN, now NASDAQ: IQV), TYRX (acquired by Medtronic), Syntonix Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Biogen), LEAD Therapeutics (acquired by BioMarin), and Embrex (NASDAQ: EMBX) (acquired by Pfizer). Art is a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, where he was a past chair, and the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation for Research Development. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Wistar Institute (a National Cancer Institute centre), and the Board of Advisors of the Duke Cancer Institute. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association. Art is a decorated Vietnam veteran, having served as an officer in the US Army 101st Airborne Division and the 2nd PSYOP Airborne Group JFK Special Warfare Center.

Committee membership – Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee

Professor Trevor Jones, CBE

Non-Executive Director

Trevor has led a distinguished career in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, as well as in academia. He was Group R&D director at The Wellcome Foundation Limited, responsible for the development of AZT, Zovirax, Lamictal, Malarone and other medicines. He was a director of Allergan Inc. (USA) for ten years, until 2015, and was formerly Director General of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), served for 12 years as a member of the UK Government Regulatory Agency Medicines Commission and Chairman of the UK Government Advisory Group on Genetics Research.

He is a visiting professor at King's College, London and holds honorary degrees and Gold Medals from six universities. In 2004, he was appointed to the World Health Organization Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health. In 2003 he was awarded the CBE for services to the pharmaceutical industry.

Committee memberships – Remuneration Committee