Silence Therapeutics Makes Non-Exec Changes
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Silence Therapeutics Plc. has appointed Stuart Collinson non-executive director of the company and Simon Sturge, current non-executive director, has resigned because of other business commitments – effective immediately. Sturge has also resigned from the company's board and Collinson will chair the remuneration committee. Collinson is a partner of Forward Ventures, a biopharmaceutical venture capital fund, chair and CEO of Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Inc., director of Arcturus Therapeutics, Inc., and Essentialis. Previously, Collinson was chair, CEO and president of Aurora Bioscience Corp., which was acquired by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Inc., after which he became director of the company. He has also held senior management positions at GlaxoWellcome Plc. (now GlaxoSmithKline Plc.) and Baxter International.