Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Eastern Illinois University, 1965.
Various positions including sales representative, sales manager and vice president public affairs Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals. Vice president government affairs Merck & Company, Inc., 1985—1988, president Merck Frosst Canada Inc., 1988-1990. Executive vice president administrative and regulatory affairs Glaxo Inc., 1990—1993, executive vice president, 1993, president, chief operating officer, 1993—1994, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1994—1997.
Chief Executive Officer Glaxo Wellcome plc, 1997—2000. Chairman Glaxo Wellcome Inc., 1999—2000. President, chief operating officer pharmaceutical operations GlaxoSmithKline plc, 2001—2003, vice chairman pharmaceuticals, 2003—2009, advisor to Chief Executive Officer, since 2010.
General partner Hatteras Venture Partners, since 2007. Board directors Lowe’s Companies, Inc., since 2001, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, since 2003, Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc., since 2003, chairman, since 2010. Board directors Allergan, Inc., since 2005, Cree, Inc., since 2008, Elan Corporation plc, since 2010, chairman, since 2011, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since 2003.