Head of HR

Lynn Hawkins joined the ViiV Healthcare team as Head of HR on 1 August 2022.

Lynn joined from GSK R&D where she was a member of the Lead Team in her role as Head of HR and business partner to Hal Barron. During her time on RDLT, she played a key leadership role supporting the creation of One Development and One R&D, embedding the new GSK culture and bringing in the brightest and best talent. Over Lynn’s time with GSK, she has held a number of increasingly senior HR roles including roles in Consumer Healthcare Asia Pacific, Pharma Europe, Reward and Global HR Operations. Lynn is known for developing diverse, high performing teams and for creating environments which enable people to thrive and perform at their best.

Bringing her strong leadership and broad experience to ViiV, Lynn continues to drive a strong people agenda, focusing on talent development and embedding our shared culture. She is committed to driving gender equality in the workplace both inside and outside GSK and continues to play an important leadership role on GSK’s Global Gender Diversity Council.

Lynn holds a Bsc (Hons) in Business from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Human Resource Management from the University of West London. She is a Trustee of the UK Charity Autistica and a member of the Executive Advisory Group of the Black Swimming Association.

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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Cheryl MacDiarmid, Head of Global Commercial Strategy, ViiV Healthcare
Cheryl MacDiarmid

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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