People: Shire PLC (SHP.L)
Mr. William Burns is Non-Executive Independent Director of Shire Plc., since March 15, 2010. He was appointed to the Board on March 15, 2010 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and of the Science & Technology Committee. Mr. Burns brings to the Board experience in international sales, marketing, integration and operational experience in the pharmaceutical sector. He is a Director of Biotie Therapies Corp., Roche Holdings Ltd, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd and Genentech, Inc. and is a former Director of Crucell N.V. Mr. Burns worked for many years for Roche, holding the position of CEO of their pharmaceuticals division from 2005 to 2009 and was a member of the Roche Group Corporate Executive Committee. Mr. Burns holds a BA (Hons).
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