Rick E. Winningham
Chairman and CEO, Theravance Biopharma, Inc.
Rick E Winningham has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Theravance Biopharma, Inc. since July 2013. He has served as Chief Executive Officer since its spin‑off from Theravance, Inc. Inc. (renamed Innoviva, Inc. in January 2016) in June 2014. From October 2001 to August 2014, Mr. Winningham served as Chief Executive Officer of Theravance, Inc., where he also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from April 2010 to October 2014. From 1997 to 2001 he served as President, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Oncology/Immunology/Oncology Therapeutics Network (“OTN) and also as President of Global Marketing from 2000 to 2001. In addition to operating responsibility for U.S. Oncology/Immunology/OTN at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mr. Winningham also had full responsibility for Global Marketing in the Cardiovascular, Infectious Disease, Immunology, Oncology/Metabolics and GU/GI/Neuroscience therapeutic areas. Over a fifteen-year period beginning in 1986 with BMS and its predecessor, Bristol‑Myers, Mr. Winningham held various U.S. and global management positions. During his tenure with BMS, he was associated with the development and commercialization of several major pharmaceutical products, such as Taxol®, Paraplatin®, Zerit®, Videx®, Reyataz®, and Abilify®.
Mr. Winningham served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the California Healthcare Institute ((“CHI)”) from November 2011 to March 2015. He was elected Chairman of CHI in January 2014, a position he held until CHI merged with Baybio to become the California Life Sciences Association (“CLSA”) in March 2015. Mr. Winningham was subsequently elected to the role of Chairman of CLSA in March 2015. He stepped down from the CLSA position in November 2015. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, and a member of the Board of Directors of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Winningham is also a member of Biotechnology Industry Organization’s Board of Directors and serves on the Health Section Governing Board Standing Committee on Reimbursement.
Mr. Winningham holds an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University and a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University.