Bill Burns

William M. Burns


Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

William “Bill” Burns worked for Roche in various positions for 28 years culminating in the position as CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals (2001-2009) and board seats at Roche (2010-2014), Genentech (2004-2014) and Chugai Pharmaceutical (2002-2014). Since 2010, he has been Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Shire Pharmaceuticals from which he will step down in April 2018. Bill Burns has been Vice-Chairman of Mesoblast since 2016. He is Trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research, London and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Center for Integrated Oncology of the University of Cologne/Bonn.