Board of Directors
Kenneth Hillan, M.B. Ch.B.
Head of Therapeutics of 23andMe
Kenneth Hillan, M.B. Ch.B. has served as a member of Sangamo’s Board of Directors since September 2020. Since 2019, Dr. Hillan has served as Head of Therapeutics of 23andMe, the consumer genetics and research company, leading a dedicated discovery research and therapeutic development team that uses human genetic data to identify and pursue novel therapies for common and rare diseases. Previously, Dr. Hillan held leadership roles in the biotechnology industry. He served at Genentech from 1994 to 2011, where he led the medical and scientific strategies for its Immunology, Tissue Growth and Repair drug portfolio, and held a number of key leadership positions in research and development, including Senior Vice President of Clinical Development, Inflammation; Vice President of Immunology, Tissue Growth and Repair (ITGR); Vice President of Development Sciences; and Vice President of Research Operations and Pathology. He also served as Genentech’s Senior Vice President and Head of Clinical Development and Product Development Strategy in Asia-Pacific for Roche in Shanghai, China. From 2011 to 2017, he was Chief Executive Officer of Achaogen, Inc., where he was also a member of the Board of Directors. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Zymeworks since February 2017, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Relypsa from 2014 until 2016, when it was acquired by Galenica AG. Dr. Hillan has an M.B. Ch.B. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Glasgow, U.K.