Susannah Gray has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2020. Ms. Gray brings more than 30 years of biopharmaceutical experience specifically in corporate finance and capital markets roles, most recently serving as EVP, Finance & Strategy of Royalty Pharma Management, LLC. Ms. Gray spent 14 years as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Royalty Pharma before retiring in 2019 just ahead of the Company’s initial public offering. At Royalty Pharma, Ms. Gray led the Company’s efforts to maximize its financial capabilities. In her career at Royalty Pharma, she increased the debt facilities from approximately $200 million to $7 billion, and was responsible for over $20 billion in total financing. She also raised $2.0 billion equity capital for the Company.
Prior to joining Royalty Pharma, Ms. Gray had a 14-year career in investment banking. In her most recent role, she was a managing director and the senior analyst covering the healthcare sector for CIBC World Market’s high yield group from 2002 to 2004. She worked in a similar capacity at Merrill Lynch prior to joining CIBC World Markets. Ms. Gray joined Merrill Lynch in April 1999 after nine years at Chase Securities (a predecessor of JP Morgan), working in various capacities within the high yield and the structured finance groups. Ms. Gray received a BA with honors from Wesleyan University and holds an MBA degree from Columbia University. Ms. Gray currently serves on the board of directors of Susan G. Komen and is on the board of trustees at Wesleyan University.