Wilson Therapeutics has appointed Rick Lilley as chief regulatory officer. Lilley will report to CEO Jonas Hansson and will join the company’s management team.
Lilley is a senior global regulatory executive with more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries with a strong track record of achievements and leadership in regulatory affairs and drug development in Europe, Japan and the U.S. He has successfully led the regulatory process through registration and approval for more than 20 products, including orphan drugs, in diverse therapeutic areas.
Most recently Lilley served as senior vice president and head of Global Regulatory Affairs at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for the global filings for the breakthrough orphan drug Orkambi that was approved in the U.S. and EU during 2015. Prior to Vertex, Lilley was vice president and head of Global Regulatory Affairs at UCB. He has also held senior regulatory positions at Johnson & Johnson, Shire and AstraZeneca.
"I am very excited to join Wilson Therapeutics at such an important point in time,” said Rick Lilley. "My drive has always been to bring innovative medicines to market to improve the lives of patients and in my career I have been fortunate to succeed with this numerous times. I will now focus all my attention on the Decuprate program to help bring this highly promising product candidate through late stage development and product registration."
“I am very pleased to welcome Rick to our executive team,” said Jonas Hansson, CEO of Wilson Therapeutics. “Rick brings a wealth of global regulatory and development expertise and has a proven track record, having been responsible for the registration of multiple innovative drugs in the US, Europe and Japan. His knowledge and experience will be tremendously valuable for us as we move the Decuprate program forward.”