Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer, G1 Therapeutics
Chair, Compensation Committee; Nominating and Governance Committee
Glenn P. Muir
Chair, Audit Committee; Compensation Committee
Garry Nicholson, Chair
Board Chair; Audit Committee; Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
Mark Velleca, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, G1 Therapeutics
As Chief Executive Officer, Jack Bailey leads G1 in its mission to fundamentally change the chemotherapy patient experience. Mr. Bailey has nearly thirty years of commercial pharmaceutical experience and has an in-depth understanding of healthcare market dynamics and the evolution of value-based healthcare systems in the U.S. He has extensive experience in commercial, government and hospital account management, government affairs and marketing.
Previously, Mr. Bailey led the GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals and vaccines business in the U.S., with responsibility for commercialization efforts across the company—oncology, immunology/rare disease, respiratory and vaccines portfolios. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership positions at Eli Lilly and Company, including Senior Vice President of the Account-Based Markets Division.
Mr. Bailey was appointed to the G1 Therapeutics Board of Directors in March 2020 and in September 2020, he was named CEO and officially assumed his duties on January 1, 2021. He serves on the board of the UNC Health System, Emergo Therapeutics and is a past member of the board of directors of PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry trade association, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. He holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a B.S. in biology from Hobart College.
Nominating and Governance & Compensation Committees
Ms. Flowers is the owner of EIR Advisory LLC, a life science strategic advisory and investment firm. Previously, Ms. Flowers was President and Chief Executive Officer for Ipsen North America, where she led its transformation into the company’s highest-growth subsidiary worldwide. Prior to Ipsen, she served in senior positions with various biotech and specialty pharmaceutical companies, including as President of Eisai, where she oversaw commercial operations, medical affairs and services, alliance management and other functions. She has also held leadership roles at Amgen Oncology and Johnson & Johnson. Ms. Flowers began her healthcare career as an oncology/critical care nurse.
Ms. Flowers also serves as a director of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, a multinational pharmaceutical company publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (and Nasdaq Dubai); the Kadmon Group, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical development company; and Caladrius Biosciences, a publicly traded cell therapy development company.
Ms. Flowers has held positions on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, including the Women’s Leadership Advisory Board for the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the board of directors for the Sarah Cannon Oncology Research Institute. She currently serves as a Wharton Business School Leadership Advisor. Ms. Flowers has served as a member of the G1 Therapeutics Board of Directors since June 2018.
Ms. Flowers holds an Executive MBA from Wharton School of Business and a B.S. in nursing from the University of Delaware.
Mr. Jacks Lee is an industry executive with global strategic supply and manufacturing operations leadership experiences in biopharmaceutical, small molecule drug, and vaccines. He brings over 30 years of experience to G1’s Board of Directors, spanning across technical, operational, and strategic leadership roles in science-technology, engineering, quality, supply chain, and manufacturing. Mr. Lee currently serves as Senior Vice President – Manufacturing & Supply of Merck & Co., Inc., a global premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical health care company that delivers innovative health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products.
Prior to his role at Merck & Co., Inc. Mr. Lee held various positions at Sanofi Aventis and its predecessor companies from 1989 through 2007, including most recently at Sanofi Pasteur, culminating in his tenure as Head of Biological Operations (2004 to 2007).
He has served on the Manufacturing Science & Operations Steering Committee of the Parenteral Drug Association, a nonprofit organization since 2017, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Life Science Leaders, a business journal for life science executives since 2019. Previously, Mr. Lee served on the Expert Committee of Biostatistics for United States Pharmacopeia, an independent, scientific nonprofit organization focused on building trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines.
Mr. Lee earned his Master of Science in Industrial Management from the University of Missouri and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin.
Glenn P. Muir
Audit & Compensation Committees
Mr. Muir served as Chief Financial Officer for Hologic Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and supplier of medical products, from 1992 until his retirement in 2014. He helped guide Hologic from its early days to its current position as one of the largest life science companies.
Mr. Muir currently serves on the boards of directors at Repligen Corporation, a publicly held life science company and Neuronetics, Inc., a publicly held medical technology company. Previously, he served on several other boards including, ReWalk Robotics Ltd. and RainDance Technologies, Inc. He has served on the G1 Therapeutics Board of Directors since September 2015.
Mr. Muir is a certified public accountant and holds a B.B.A. with a major in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and an M.Sc. in taxation from Bentley College Graduate School of Business.
Garry Nicholson, Chair
Board Chair, Audit Committee & Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
Mr. Nicholson has more than 30 years of pharmaceutical and biotech oncology experience. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of XTuit Pharmaceuticals from 2015 to 2018, where he was also a member of the board of directors. Previously, he was President of Pfizer Oncology from 2008 to 2015 where his responsibilities included global commercialization and sales, clinical development and regulatory strategy, and business development. Under his leadership, the company developed and launched Ibrance® (palbociclib), the first cyclin-dependent kinase (“CDK”) 4/6 inhibitor approved in the U.S. and Europe. While at Pfizer, Mr. Nicholson also served on the board of directors of the Pfizer Foundation and was a member of the company’s Portfolio, Strategy and Investment Committee.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Nicholson held various leadership positions in the oncology division of Eli Lilly and Company. In addition, he served as an advisor to AMPATH, a consortium of North American universities and health centers, Moi University, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and the Government of Kenya, which helps build sustainable healthcare systems in developing nations. He began his career as a staff pharmacist at Emory University.
Mr. Nicholson currently serves on several boards of directors including Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded clinical stage pharmaceutical company; Turning Point Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded clinical stage precision oncology company; NextCure, Inc., a publicly traded clinical stage biopharmaceutical company; Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc., a privately held cancer genomics company; SQZ Biotechnologies, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company; and Tmunity Therapeutics Inc., a privately held biotechnology company. He has been a member of the G1 Therapeutics Board of Directors since September 2018.
Mr. Nicholson holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina and earned his B.S. in pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ms. Alicia Secor has more than thirty years of experience in the life sciences industry. She has experience in leading businesses and advancing products from clinical development through regulatory approval, commercialization, and global expansion across several therapeutic areas. Ms. Secor currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atalanta Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company pioneering new treatment options for neurodegenerative diseases and is a member of its Board of Directors.
Prior to her role at Atalanta Therapeutics, Ms. Secor served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, from August 2016 until August 2018, when the company was acquired by Catalent, Inc. Prior to that role, Ms. Secor held various leadership positions in the life sciences industry. From 1998 to 2013, Ms. Secor held various roles of increasing responsibility at Genzyme (now a part of Sanofi), culminating in her tenure as Vice President and General Manager of Metabolic Diseases.
Ms. Secor is a member of the board of directors of Orchard Therapeutics plc, an English global gene therapy company that is publicly traded in the United States on the Nasdaq market, and is a board member of the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, a non-profit organization. Ms. Secor also served on the board of GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a public company, prior to its acquisition by Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc.
Ms. Secor holds an MBA from Northeastern University and earned her B.S. in Health Administration at the University of New Hampshire.
Norman E. Sharpless, M.D.
Dr. Sharpless was the 15th Director of the NCI from October 2017 through April 2022. As leader of the Nation’s cancer research program, he developed comprehensive plans aimed at accelerating therapies for childhood cancer, modernizing NCI-supported clinical trials, eliminating cancer disparities and promoting workforce diversity. He led new research initiatives in many areas, including cellular immunotherapy, early cancer detection, global oncology and the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in cancer research. He was a forceful advocate within two Administrations for resources and policies to support and promote basic cancer research. He also served as the Acting Commissioner for Food and Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from April 2019 to November 2019. Prior to entering federal service, Dr. Sharpless served as the Director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and was the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research at UNC. He received an MD from the UNC School of Medicine, followed by an internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a hematology/oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care, both of Harvard Medical School.
Mark Velleca, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Mark Velleca was the Chief Executive Officer of G1 from 2014 to 2020 and remains a board member and Senior Advisor to the company. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Prior to LLS, Mark was a co-founder and Senior Vice President of CGI Pharmaceuticals, where he managed the company from its inception through clinical trials of multiple drug candidates. After Gilead Sciences acquired CGI, he served as a Senior Advisor to Gilead in R&D Strategy and Corporate Development.
Earlier in his career, Mark was an attending physician at Yale New Haven Hospital and on the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine.
Currently, Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of StrideBio. He also serves as board chair at Black Diamond Therapeutics (BDTX).
Mark earned an M.D. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. from Yale University.