Head of International

Lauren is our Vice President and Head of the International Region, joining ViiV Healthcare in February 2022. Lauren leads our International business, which includes two ViiV Healthcare markets, as well as partnering closely with GSK across our Alliance markets in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East-Africa.

Lauren joined ViiV Healthcare from Vertex Pharmaceuticals where she held the role of Senior Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this, Lauren held various positions in Novartis including Country President and Oncology General Manager of Novartis Australia and New Zealand, Ophthalmology Franchise Head Novartis UK, and Global Brand Director based at the Novartis Global Headquarters in Switzerland.

Lauren brings deep experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having worked across multiple therapeutic areas in specialty medicine, oncology and rare disease. Passionate about working collaboratively with healthcare systems to enable access to innovative medicines, Lauren is motivated to build diverse and high performing teams, fostering a culture of empowerment, inclusion and patient focus.

Lauren holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership Capability from Glasgow Caledonian University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Portsmouth.

Our Executive Team

Harmony Garges, Chief Medical Officer at ViiV Healthcare
Dr Harmony Garges

Chief Medical Officer

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Kimberly Smith, Head of Research and Development, ViiV Healthcare
Dr Kimberly Smith

Head of Research and Development

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Lynn Baxter, Head of North America, ViiV Healthcare
Lynn Baxter

Head of North America

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Neil Wilkinson, Chief Financial Officer
Neil Wilkinson

Chief Financial Officer

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Robert Bowers, Head of Global Commercial Strategy, ViiV Healthcare
Robert Bowers

Head of Global Commercial Strategy

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Andrew Stewart, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, ViiV Healthcare
Andrew Stewart

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

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Stephen Rea, Head of External Affairs and Communications ViiV Healthcare
Stephen Rea

Head of External Affairs and Communications

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Lauren Carey, Head of International
Lauren Carey

Head of International

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We are ViiV Healthcare: 100% dedicated to HIV medicines and research and completely focused on people affected by HIV and AIDS. At ViiV Healthcare we do things differently. From our unique origins to our innovative medicines, we push the boundaries of what people think is possible in HIV treatment and care.

We have established to take a fresh approach to the challenge of HIV. We set ourselves one mission - to leave no person living with HIV behind. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do. They are integral to how we conduct our business and form an important part of our culture.

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Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at or search for MHRA Yellowcard in the Google Play or Apple App store. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

If you are from outside the UK, you can report adverse events to GSK/ViiV by selecting your region and market, here.