Our leadership, which includes our Board of Directors and Senior Executive Team, is accountable to our shareholders for the responsible conduct of the business and our long-term success. It also represents the interests of all our stakeholders in ensuring that we deliver for patients by putting science at the heart of everything we do.
Board of Directors
Our Directors are collectively responsible for the success of AstraZeneca. In addition, the Non-Executive Directors are responsible for exercising independent and objective judgement and for scrutinising and challenging management. The Board is responsible for setting our strategy and policies, oversight of risk and corporate governance and monitoring progress towards meeting our annual plans. It is accountable to our shareholders for the proper conduct of the business and our long-term success and represents the interests of all stakeholders. The Board has delegated some of its powers to four principal committees and the CEO. Members of the Board and their biographies are shown below.
Leif Johansson Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Member of the Board since April 2012 and Chairman since June 2012.
Pascal Soriot Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Board and CEO since October 2012.
Graham Chipchase Senior independent Non-Executive Director
Member of the Board since April 2012 and Senior independent Non-Executive Director since January 2019.
Senior Executive Team
In addition to the Board of Directors, our Senior Executive Team, or SET, is the body through which our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) exercises the authority delegated to him by the Board. Our CEO leads the SET and has executive responsibility for the management, development and performance of the business. The Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and SET also take the lead in developing our strategy for review, constructive challenge and approval by the Board as part of our annual strategy review process.