Nancy Worrell joined Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as Executive Director, and Head of Human Resources in January 2004. Prior to joining Astex, she had 12 years of Human Resources experience within the CRO, and biotech sectors in positions of increasing responsibility at Aradigm, and Covance (in NJ and CA). Her broad Human Resources experience includes managing HR aspects of M&A activity, retirement benefits, health and welfare benefits, compensation, training and development, and recruiting for public and privately held companies. She spent 6 years at the onset of her career with Robert Half International. She served as both Co-chair and Chair of the BIO Human Resources Committee in 2010 and 2011. Ms. Worrell obtained her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.