August 28, 2014
Karen Burke is the Director of Regulatory Affairs, Drug Safety and Quality Assurance at Amgen Canada Inc. She is a member of the executive committee and the research and development leadership team of Amgen Canada. Dr. Burke is also the Past President (2012-2013) of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, a national organization with over 4,000 members from academia, government and industry.
Dr. Burke has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in several roles over a career of more than 20 years, including progressive roles in operations and in regulatory affairs at Astra Pharma Inc. (later AstraZeneca Canada Inc.). She is also an active member in the biotechnology/ pharmaceutical industry associations, BIOTECanada and Rx&D, and has served on the Board of Directors of ethicscentre.ca, the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy, a non-profit organization with the mission to champion the application of ethical values in the decision-making process of business and other organizations.
Dr. Burke holds a PhD in organometallic chemistry from McMaster University.