Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline

James Ford joined GSK in 1995 and has held several roles in the company, including General Counsel Global Pharmaceuticals, Vice President of Corporate Legal, and Acting Head of Governance, Ethics, and Compliance, and has been based in the U.S., London, and Singapore. James assumed his current role in August 2018. 

GSK has a robust supplier diversity initiative that includes a mentoring program for suppliers. GSK is a member of the 30% Club, which aims to achieve 30% female representation in female management by 2020. The company is also a supporter of the United Nations' LGBTI global business standards. GSK was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2014 and 2021.

Read about GSK's 2016 LCLD Learning Experience here. 

Joined LCLD 2012  


Highlights of LCLD Participation

 

 

Fellows Program 
Hosted Learning Experience (2016)
Fellows nominated: 
2021: Kim ClarkeNaomi Hills; 2018: Steven D. Thomas; 2017: Angela Lynnette Wilson; 2016: Abam Mambo-DohKimberly D. Maney; 2015: Marc Leonard MooreAshley E. Woodill; 2014: Jennean Marie Endres AtkinsBruce V. Hicks; 2013: Andrea V. LockenourJerome Maddox 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2021: Dana BroughtonDerrick Rowe; 2020: Tamoka Bellard; 2019: Jane DjungRoshni Sitapara; 2018: Merilee Arevalo; 2017: Travis Miquel Sumter; 2016: Ian LarreaMonica Roberts Thomas

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2020, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2017)


 

Members: James Ford, Elizabeth Feeney

Diversity Professional: Cristina Fernandez

Communications: Jennifer L. Armstrong