Board of Directors member

David Payne is Vice President and Head of Infectious Diseases Research for GSK where he leads a team focused on novel approaches to cure hepatitis B (HBV), viral and bacterial infections along with supporting GSKs portfolio of late-stage medicines for HBV, bacterial and fungal infections.

David has progressed multiple projects into clinical studies including a first in a new class of antibiotics in Phase 3 trials, and establishing a portfolio of therapeutics to cure HBV. Furthermore, he led the creation of the GSK:Vir alliance during the SARS-CoV2 pandemic.

Previous roles for David include Head of Medicine Opportunities where he was responsible a portfolio of high value medicines in ID, COPD, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy & eye diseases and from 2017-19 he was Site Leader of GSKs US R&D hub (Upper Providence, Collegeville, PA).

David has been an advisor to multiple government and non-government agencies on approaches to address AMR, including contributions to President Obama’s report on AMR. He was the first to integrate public private partnerships as a solution to tackle AMR and is currently the Principle Investigator of GSK’s BARDA (US HHS) contract providing >$200M for sharing the risk/cost of progressing our antibiotic portfolio.

David is currently a board member of Life Sciences of PA & GSK’s US Charity Contributions Committee. He has a PhD and DSc from The Medical School, University of Edinburgh, UK.


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