Ms. Ryan is a pharmacist with 20 years’ experience in global development and marketing of pharmaceuticals, holding roles in senior strategic planning, business development and clinical program management in big pharma, biotechnology, and CROs, in Australasia and the UK. Her industry career started at Glaxo, working in both Clinical Development and Commercial Operations. She led the Clinical Operations in the successful startup of a global full service CRO directing projects for many companies such as SmithKline and GlaxoWellcome (now GSK), Zeneca (now Astra Zeneca), Pfizer, Rhone-Poulenc (now Sanofi), Behring, CSL, and many others. Ms Ryan has been a consultant to the industry on strategic drug development, and directed the Australian subsidiary of the Norwegian biopharma, Photocure ASA. She has a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Monash University, an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms Ryan is based in Melbourne and is an Australian citizen.