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Dr Elaine Sullivan

Dr Elaine Sullivan was appointed Member of the Supervisory Board on 09 June 2015. Since January 2015, Dr Sullivan has been Chief Executive Officer of Carrick Therapeutics Ltd, a new European oncology company. Elaine Dr Sullivan has worked as part of top management teams in R&D at Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca. She has over 25 years of international experience working in the Pharmaceutical industry in the US, Switzerland and the UK. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Vice President Global External Research and Development at Eli Lilly & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, USA, where she led a global workforce delivering access to business critical external innovation. She was a member of the investment committees of Lilly Ventures and Lilly Asian Ventures and the steering committees of Lilly’s Capital Fund partners. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, Dr Sullivan held various positions in the area of drug discovery and development at AstraZeneca from 1995 until 2010, including Vice-President R&D, New Opportunities, from 2007 to 2010. In this role, she established and led AstraZeneca‘s virtual Therapy disease function which pinpointed new disease areas and created new therapeutic applications for multiple molecular entities and advanced them into the clinic. During her career, she gained extensive knowledge of various aspects of drug discovery and development having developed new molecules in virology, cancer, ophthalmology and respiratory and inflammation. Furthermore, she has particular expertise in origination, development and execution of innovative partnerships. Since July 2015, Dr Elaine Sullivan has been serving as Non-Executive Director of the IP Group plc Board.

Dr Sullivan is a British citizen and holds a doctorate in Molecular Biology and Virology from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Glasgow, UK.