Vanessa Edmunds joined NewBridge Pharmaceuticals in May 2013, and now holds the position of Chief Legal Officer & Head of HR. Vanessa started her career as an Employment Lawyer in Eversheds Law Firm (UK) in 1990 and was later promoted to Associate in 1996. She worked as an External Legal Consultant until 1999 and then as a HR Consultant until 2004. Vanessa has over 16 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry having held senior regional HR leadership roles with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer and Baxter Healthcare handling all aspects of human resource management across multiple jurisdictions in the Middle East and Africa Region. Vanessa is a UK Qualified Employment Lawyer and holds an LLB Degree from the University of Birmingham (UK).