Dr. Fran Brown is a highly respected professional with proven leadership skills and 28 years of broad experience within pharmaceutical development and due diligence. She has extensive experience with strategic and operational global drug development from early discovery to filing and post-marketing. This experience spans multiple therapeutic areas, small molecules and biologics, global regulatory requirements and registration pathways. She possesses a broad knowledge of product development and portfolio management, with a special focus on development strategy, regulatory interactions and product filings.
Her past appointments include leadership roles within large Pharma as well as in small biotech organizations including head of clinical pharmacology, clinical leader, project development leader, head of clinical operations and due diligence asset assessment. She has over 10 years of experience in providing consulting advice to the pharmaceutical industry and non-profit Global Health Organizations ranging from individual project support, to strategic TA strategy and development planning, portfolio management and corporate transformation. She joined Certara in 2017 and is currently the SVP of Drug Development Science within Integrated Drug Development.