28-29 January 2020 | London

2019 Speaker Highlights


Aaron Falcione
Vice President Human Resources, Global Human Health, Merck Sharp & Dohme

LEAP: “Transforming leaders into advocates for faster drug delivery.”

Joy Xu
Chief Human Resources Officer

LEAP: “Linking talent development to strategic value creation to create exponential value in the digital life sciences organisation of the future.”

Andy Porter
Chief People Officer & Head of Facilities Planning & Operations
The Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT

LEAP: “Partnering with the competition to drive HR innovation and collaboration.”

Laura-Katrin Seitz
Most Recently Global Head of HR for Biologics

LEAP: “Rethinking how HR can seize the unique opportunity a transaction offers to add value.”

Helen Stephenson Ellis
Chief People Officer
Oxford Biomedica

LEAP: “Build a proactive HR delivery model that aligns closer to business strategy.”

Tanya Kennedy
Vice President of Human Resources
Seqirus Inc.

LEAP: “Rethinking how we can maximize the impact of our high potentials.”

Heather Hayes
Global Head of Human Resources
Horizon Discovery

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking around on boarding senior leadership."

Bjorn Haugen Thonvold
Vice President of Human Resources
Xellia Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: “Transform leadership programmes and turbo charge employee development.”

Angus Stewart
Vice President Human Resources
Syneos Health

LEAP: “Enabling a successful integration of HR policies in a newly merged company.”

Lynn Lester
Senior Vice President Human Resources
Cell Medica Ltd.

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking about how we build cohesive high performance teams.”

Sian Abel
Head of International Human Resources
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: “Building and evolving a culture of innovation to unleash the potential of our people.”

Thomas Schwerzmann
Head of Human Resources
Molecular Partners

LEAP: “Rethinking traditional performance management techniques in life sciences.”

Dawn Jarvis
Vice President Human Resources EMEA
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: “Building an agile HR model to deliver ambitious international growth goals.”

Sara Milesson
Vice President Human Resources

LEAP: “Developing unique ‘breakthrough projects’ to reinforce a winning culture and develop the life sciences leaders of tomorrow.”

Mike Mair
Head of Learning & Development
Bard Pharmaceuticals

LEAP: “Taking a fresh approach to learning and development to develop high impact leaders.”

Linnea Elrington
Head of Human Resources
Silence Therapeutics

LEAP: “Optimising employee performance as you prepare for rapid growth.”

Sam Smith
Global Vice President, Life Sciences & Healthcare

LEAP: Re-imagining strategic HR and talent management in an evolving talent landscape and life science industry