Dr Mary Kerr
Chief Executive Officer
Mary Kerr is CEO of NeRRe Therapeutics, and a non-executive independent director at Galapagos NV. She was Co-Founder and CEO of KaNDy Therapeutics until the company was acquired by Bayer in September 2020 for an upfront consideration of $425 million, potential development and regulatory milestone payments of up to $450 million, followed by potential additional triple digit million sales milestone payments.
Before her career in Biotech, Kerr held a range of senior leadership roles at GSK over more than 20 years, including Senior Vice President and Global Franchise leader for the Immuno-inflammation and Infectious Diseases franchise. Mary was a founding member and on the Corporate Executive team of ViiV Healthcare. She has spent most of her career on the R&D commercial interface in global strategy and regional operational roles, predominantly in the specialty and orphan space.
Mary gained a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of Bradford, did post-doctoral research at the Michigan Cancer Foundation in Detroit, and has an MBA from the University of Kingston.