sideBackSir Richard is a former chief executive and chairman of Glaxo Wellcome from 1995 to 2000 and then chairman of GlaxoSmithKline until 2002.
He was non-executive director of Lonza AG, an advisory member of Siemens Holdings plc and joined the Virgin Group Advisory Board in September 2010.
Sir Richard was chairman of NHS London from December 2008 to July 2010 and was awarded honorary citizenship of Singapore in 2004 for his contribution to the development of the country’s biomedical sciences industry.
In 1994, he was knighted in the New Year’s Honours list for services to the pharmaceutical industry.