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Sir Tom McKillop

Sir Tom McKillop

Experienced Chairman: FTSE 100, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 24 years of international senior leadership experience 
  • Multi-industry knowledge in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, biotechnology, financial services, energy, chemicals
  • Experience as a Compensation Committee Chair, Nomination Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Ethics Committee member, Governance Committee member, Risk Committee member, Safety Committee member
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Current Positions

Sir Tom McKillop is Vice-Chairman of Almirall SA, an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Spain.

Industry Knowledge

Sir Tom McKillop began his career at ICI where he held various positions before being appointed Technical Director. In 1992 he was appointed deputy CEO and in 1994 he became CEO of Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, leading the merger of Astra and Zeneca in 1999, and becoming CEO of AstraZeneca plc until retiring at the end of 2005. Until 2009, he was Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland and a Non-Executive Director of BP. 

More recently he has held the position of Chairman of Evolva Holdings SA, a Swiss listed biotech company, and he has served on the boards of Alere Inc, an international diagnostics company with its headquarters in Massachusetts, USA, and UCB SA, a biopharmaceutical company based in Brussels. He has been Chairman or non-executive director of various other healthcare companies.

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