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Melanie Sena is community editor of Pharmaceutical Technology.
Shire appoints Susan Kilsby as its New Chairman.
Shire has reported that Matthew Emmens will retire as non-executive chairman and Susan Kilsby, chairman of Shire’s Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee, will succeed him after the conclusion of Shire’s AGM on April 29, 2014. Emmens joined the company as chief executive in 2003 and became chairman of Shire in 2008. Kilsby joined the Shire Board as a non-executive director in September 2011. In May 2013, she was appointed chairman of Shire’s Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee. Dominic Blakemore will replace Kilsby’s position as chairman of Shire’s Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee. In addition, Kilsby’s will become a member of Shire’s Nomination Committee, effective February 1, 2014.