Chief Development Officer
Ann has over 25 years leadership experience as a biotech executive, leading global multidisciplinary teams to advance molecules through the development pipeline and deliver on strategic objectives. Most recently, Ann served as Senior Vice President (SVP) Development Operations at Principia Biopharma, where she defined operations and resourcing strategy for multiple global early and late phase clinical programs while scaling development functions. After Principia was acquired by Sanofi for $3.6 billion in September 2020, Neale led the transition and integration of global clinical development operations. Previously, Ann served as SVP Clinical Operations and Patient Affairs at Science 37 in 2017, VP Clinical Operations and Data Assessment at XOMA from 2014 to 2017, VP Clinical Operations at Biotie Therapies (acquired by Acorda Therapeutics) from 2007 to 2014, and VP Clinical Operations at Saegis Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Lundbeck) from 2004 to 2006. She holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Minnesota.