Our leadership team has experience from discovery through to commercialisation
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Robert W. Duggan is a US-based serial entrepreneur who has built several successful companies across different industries, including biotechnology. Mr Duggan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Duggan Investments Inc., a private US investment firm. Mr Duggan has served on the boards of a number of US public and private companies and he is currently Chairman of the Board of the Nasdaq listed company, Pulse Biosciences, Inc. He was previously a substantial shareholder in and the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacyclics, Inc., which was sold to AbbVie Inc., in 2015. Previously, he was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Motion, Inc., which later merged with Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Donaldson joins Summit from Goldfinch Bio, Inc., where he led finance and accounting as Vice President, Finance, and Corporate Controller. Previously, he served as Vice President, Finance, Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Takeda in February 2017. Prior to that, he was the Corporate Controller for Hittite Microwave Corporation, which was acquired by Analog Devices in July 2014. Mr. Donaldson spent the first 11 years of his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received his undergraduate degree in accounting and information systems from the University of Massachusetts and is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.
Chief Medical Officer
Jos Houbiers has served as our Chief Medical Officer since July of 2020 and was previously our Vice President of Research and Development and Global Head Drug Safety. Dr. Houbiers brings to Summit over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical clinical development, where he’s implemented clinical development strategies, creative trial design and comprehensive medical safety monitoring across therapeutic areas, including functional urology, immunology and transplantation. He was most recently at Astellas, where he served in roles of increasing responsibility in clinical development from the Global Development hub, where he ended as Executive Medical Director and Group Head for the Medical Science Urology department. Dr. Houbiers received his MD from Leiden University Medical Center and PhD (immunology) and MSc in medicine from Leiden University.
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Dave Powell joined Summit from GSK where he served as Director and Head of the Crick-GSK Biomedical LinkLabs, based at GSK’s UK R&D hub at Stevenage, UK, and The Francis Crick Institute in London.
Dr. Powell held a number of positions of increasing seniority in his time at GSK. As part of his work there, he participated in antibiotic discovery, assay development, high throughput screening design and implementation, and lead optimisation support. In his most recent role at GSK, he led a collaboration with the Crick Institute, in addition to providing support to GSK’s ‘Discovery Partnerships with Academia’ team which collaborated with academic groups in downstream drug discovery. He was awarded a BSc and MSc from the National University of Ireland Galway, before completing a PhD in biochemistry at Cardiff University.
Chief Clinical Affairs Officer
Camilla S. Graham, MD, MPH is our Chief Clinical Affairs Officer who provides strategic leadership and communication on our key priority assets and product value. An infectious disease specialist, she has practiced since 2001 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is on faculty at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
Additionally, she has 14 years of experience straddling academic medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, including leading the launch of Incevik (hepatitis C) and Kalydeco (cystic fibrosis) as the Global Head of Medical Affairs at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and advising numerous state and federal government agencies on access to medications on the academic side. Dr. Graham received her MD from Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.