Trafford Clarke, Ph.D.
Trafford Clarke, Ph.D., is a pharmaceutical industry veteran who has dedicated his career to the discovery, development, and launch of new medicines. He spent 31 years working in roles of increasing responsibility at Eli Lilly and Company, most recently serving as a Managing Director and UK Research and Development Site Head. In this role, Dr. Clarke led a team of approximately 700 people and oversaw significant improvements in site productivity, infrastructure investment, and ethics and compliance standards. As Eli Lilly’s European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations R&D representative, Dr. Clarke was a member of the Research Directors Group and championed Lilly’s strategic engagement and leadership of 32 European Union Innovative Medicine Initiative projects. He has previously served as Board Member for Eli Lilly and Company Ltd. UK and on the Innovation Board of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. Dr. Clarke has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Imperial College, London and a Bachelor of Science in organic chemistry from University of Liverpool.