Leadership team

    Antony Fitzpatrick

    Managing Director


    Antony Fitzpatrick joined Vectura in July 2017.

    Experience and expertise

    Antony has a first-class BSc in aeronautical engineering from Manchester University and an MSc in numerical computation from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

    Antony joined Vectura from Baxter where he had worked since 1999, having been responsible for global supply chain and also manufacturing across EMEA. His Baxter experience includes operating in both a pharma product environment and in product device and pure medical device operations. He sat on the board of GHX, the Global Healthcare Exchange, for four years prior to its sale to private equity. Before working at Baxter he worked in various manufacturing and logistics roles of increasing responsibility for Ingram Micro (IT technology), Exel Logistics, Coopers and Lybrand and Mobil Oil.

    Chad Williams

    Chief Financial Officer


    Chad Williams joined Vectura in February 2023 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2024.

    Experience and expertise:

    Chad has a bachelor of commerce in Finance & Accounting from the University of Western Australia, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with CAANZ in 1997.

    Prior to joining Vectura, Chad has held various senior finance roles across the FMCG industry, including with PepsiCo and Pladis.

    John Murphy

    General Counsel and Company Secretary


    John Murphy joined Skyepharma as general counsel in March 2006 and was appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary of Vectura in June 2016 following the merger.

    Experience and expertise

    John is a lawyer with extensive experience in legal and company secretarial roles in listed pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Medeva PLC, Celltech Group PLC and Pharmagene PLC. He is chairman of the BIA Intellectual Property Advisory Committee and a member of the EuropaBio Intellectual Property Working Group. He holds a BSc in aeronautical engineering from Bristol University and is a qualified solicitor.

    Geraldine Venthoye

    Chief Scientific Officer & Executive Vice President Technology, Science & Innovation


    Dr Geraldine Venthoye joined Vectura in June 2016 upon completion of the merger with Skyepharma PLC, where she had been executive vice president – pharmaceutical development since 2013. She joined Skyepharma as head of the inhalation business unit in September 2003.

    Experience and expertise

    Geraldine is a UK registered pharmacist and holds a doctorate degree in pharmaceutics from the University of London and has spent 30 years in inhaled drug delivery R&D.

    Geraldine previously held senior CMC leadership and scientific roles at Inhale/Nektar Therapeutics, San Carlos, California, US, and Vandsons Research and Norton Healthcare in the UK. She completed her pre-registration clinical training at the Brompton Heart and Lung Hospital in London.