Susan WelshChief Safety Officer
CSL Behring is a global company which conducts business in 60 countries and is headquartered in Australia. The company has a remarkable and industry-leading patient-centric approach truly placing patients first and foremost. Currently the company is experiencing strong growth and is expanding. Susan heads the global PV function at this exciting and dynamic company. She has 28 years of industry experience with over 15 years overseeing PV directly or as part of clinical development/medical affairs roles. Before CSL, Susan served as VP of Safety Strategy at Pfizer, VP Medical Safety at BMS, and Chief Safety Officer at Sanofi.
Earlier in her career, Susan held senior roles in medical affairs, clinical development, general management, finance and IT. She worked as Chief Knowledge Officer at Monsanto and then as Corporate Officer, SVP & Chief Science Officer at Express Scripts, establishing the company by designing formulary strategies e.g. multi-tier formulary and specialty distribution services and co-founding one of the world’s first real world evidence companies, Practice Patterns Science. Following this she served as CEO Charis Pharma and as CEO Snowdon Pharma successfully transferring the companies on when key milestones were achieved.
Susan holds an MBChB (British equivalent MD) and Bachelor of Science from University of Leeds, UK. Her Master's Information Management is from Washington University, St. Louis, USA, and her MBA is from the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Susan is a licensed physician with UK practicing rights. She is an elected Fellow, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal Colleges of Physicians UK (FFPM), Member, Royal College of General Practitioners, UK and Royal College of Psychiatrists UK, Diplomate, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists UK, and Member, American College of Physicians.
Before industry, Susan practiced medicine for 10 years in UK serving for 6 years as a military officer in Britain's Royal Air Force and completing many military challenges around the world. Upon leaving, she was granted the life-long title of “Squadron Leader (Retired)”.