Chief Executive Officer
Dr Richard Armer
Dr Andrew Saunders
Chief Medical Officer
Lisa Anson is Chief Executive Officer of Redx Pharma plc, appointed 1 June 2018.
Lisa has been President of AstraZeneca UK since 2012 and has significant leadership experience in pharmaceuticals. Over a 20 year career at AstraZeneca plc, Lisa has held a number of senior management roles in both the US and the UK including Global Vice President, Oncology and as Vice President of emerging brands where she worked closely with the Research and Development teams.
Lisa holds an MBA (awarded with distinction) from INSEAD, France and a First Class honours degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University in the UK. Upon graduating she joined KPMG in London as a management consultant and then moved to California where she worked for Salick Health Care (now Aptium), a California based cancer disease management company, prior to joining Zeneca Pharmaceuticals (USA) in 1998 as a business development manager.
Lisa is President of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) a position from which she will step down in 2018. She has been a Board member of the ABPI since 2012 where she has chaired a number of UK industry committees and worked closely with Government.
Lisa currently lives in Cheshire with her husband Andy and her three children.
Dominic has worked in private equity since 2007 (DIC Europe, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity and latterly for multiple financial sponsors) and in M&A prior to that (Deutsche Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers). He has been seconded into portfolio companies as CFO on numerous occasions to stabilise distressed core businesses and implement value initiatives.
Within the healthcare space, Dominic has completed a variety of deals as principal including the £450m sale of IDH to Carlyle, the carve-out and €485m sale of Euromedic’s Dialysis division to Fresenius Medical Care (14x EBITDA), and the refinancing and syndication of €565m term debt tranches within Euromedic’s diagnostic imaging business. Dominic has extensive situational distressed experience having acquired Peverel (UK’s largest property manager, now Knight Square) for £65m out of administration following which his secondment into the business contributed to its successful turnaround and sequential refinancings with Electra Partners and RBS. He was also heavily involved in the private equity portfolio of a recent landmark bank work-out as well as the $8bn restructuring of a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund.
Dominic qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and the Institute for Turnaround.
Richard Armer joined Redx in 2012, becoming Chief Scientific Officer in 2014. He has significant experience in both small biotechnology and large pharmaceutical companies through his roles within Pfizer, Organon, Ardana, Oxagen, Lectus Therapeutics. Richard’s expertise is in drug discovery with a particular focus on lead optimisation activities, drug disposition, intellectual property and commercial scientific project positioning. He has experience across a wide range of therapeutic areas and has been successful in generating and progressing multiple clinical candidates.
Nicholas Adams joined as the Company’s first Chief Business Officer at the end of 2015. Nick has over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and in particular in business development. He has led a wide range of deal types, including in- and out-licensing, divestments, royalty buy-outs as well as M&A. He has also worked in clinical development in large and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies and in biotech. Most recently, he was Chief Business Officer of Clavis Pharma ASA, the Norwegian drug development company specialising in oncology. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Business Development at Antisoma Research plc, which developed therapies for cancer and autoimmune disease.
Andrew Saunders has worked in oncology since 1992, in both clinical practice and the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. He has extensive experience in all aspects and phases of oncology drug development. He has held positions of increasing responsibility including Clinical Research Physician at Eli-Lilly & company and Global Clinical Science Leader for Rituximab at Hoffman-La Roche.
Andrew is also Chief Medical Officer to CellCentric Ltd. Prior to that he both founded and acts as Managing Director of Linden Oncology Limited, a consultancy providing strategic and clinical development oncology expertise to biotech and pharmaceutical companies globally. Andrew obtained his medical degree from Trinity College Dublin, Rep. of Ireland in 1989 and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London, U.K.