Anne Phillips, MD, has been Senior Vice President, Clinical, Medical
& Regulatory Affairs for Novo Nordisk Inc. since March 2013. She
leads an integrated team across drug development, clinical operations,
medical, regulatory, health economics and outcomes research, and
safety. Dr. Phillips plays a key role in advancing Novo Nordisk's
diabetes, obesity and biopharmaceuticals clinical development
pipelines and is responsible for the efficient development and
delivery of compounds in clinical trials, including product lifecycle
and in-licensed compounds.
Dr. Phillips has more than 25 years of healthcare experience.
Before joining Novo Nordisk in 2011, Dr. Phillips was Vice President
of Clinical Development at GlaxoSmithKline, leading diverse global
and regional clinical teams supporting cardiovascular, metabolic,
and oncology medicines, as well as drug discovery and
biotech alliance creation and execution. While there, she provided
clinical leadership and partnership in the management of one of the
company’s largest medicines and formulated a deep level of
understanding of the needs of both patients and healthcare
professionals and drug safety. Her prior experience also includes
tenures as Associate Professor and Chief of Infectious Diseases at
Wellesley Central Hospital at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Phillips has served on a multitude of boards, including the
Ontario Provincial Drug Formulary Committee, Casey House Hospice for
AIDS and Wellesley Central Hospital. She is currently on the Board of
Directors for AMAG Pharmaceuticals and Trevena, Inc. and has been
recognized as one of the Most Influential Corporate Board Directors by
WomenInc in 2019. She is also active in community service, having been
recognized for her efforts in the areas of education and health. She
received the Outstanding Teacher Award at Wellesley Central
Hospital/St. Michael’s Hospital for undergraduate and postgraduate
excellence in teaching. For her contribution in the areas of HIV and
AIDS, she won a humanitarian award for sustained excellence from an
African community and was awarded the Governor General Award for
‘Outstanding Young Canadian’. She was also inducted into the Ontario
AIDS Network “Hall of Fame”.
She is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Canada and received her MD from the University of Toronto, and
holds an Honors Bachelor of Sciences in zoology from the University
of Western Ontario.