Susan Kilsby to become Non-Executive Chairman of Shire

She joined the Shire Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2011

Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby, Chairman of Shire’s Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee will succeed Matthew Emmens as Non-Executive Chairman of the company, after the conclusion of the AGM on 29 April.

Emmens joined the company as Chief Executive in 2003 and became Chairman in 2008. During his more than 10-year tenure at Shire, the company has grown substantially, and now has a broad-based portfolio of products for specialist and rare conditions, as well as a diverse pipeline of treatments in development.

Kilsby joined the Shire Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2011 following a career in investment banking. In May 2013 she was appointed Chairman of Shire’s Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee.

Upon becoming Chairman of the Board, she will step down as Chairman of Shire’s Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee. At that time, Dominic Blakemore will become Chairman of that Committee.

Kilsby will also become a member of Shire’s Nomination Committee on 1 February.

Kilsby is a Non-Executive Director of BBA Aviation, Coca-Cola HBC and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. She has served as a part-time Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse Group since 2009 and this role will conclude when she becomes Chairman of Shire.

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