Joanne is an accomplished entrepreneur, scientist and strategist with experience in the execution and management of complex business transactions. Joanne has been actively involved in clinical research for over 15 years in Canada, America, Germany, Sweden and the UK. Her current responsibilities include creating a portfolio of external investments and strategic alliances which advances technology and product strategies, creates a sustainable competitive advantage, and contributes to attainment of research, development and commercialisation goals. She has broad business development experience, which includes the negotiation, execution and management of hundreds of transactions with Pharma, Biotech, academia and non-profits; including co-development/co-promotion, in/out licensing, collaborative R&D, consortia. She’s highly skilled in manoeuvring and gaining consensus in a matrixed environment and leading cross-functional teams charged with setting external investment strategies and the identification and evaluation of targets.