Barnes to replace Nobles at Lilly

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 Eli Lilly has promoted Melissa Barnes to Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management after Anne Nobles’ decision to retire.

Mrs Nobles will retire at the end of the year after joining Lilly back in 1990 and has served in a number of senior leadership positions and on the company’s executive committee since 2009.

John Lechleiter, Lilly’s President, Chairman and CEO, thanked Nobles for her service to the company. “Her contributions have been instrumental in building a comprehensive company-wide ethics and compliance program,” he said. “She has worked closely with Lilly business leaders to ensure that compliance is effectively integrated into our business plans and our day-to-day activities.”

Mrs Barnes, the existing Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, is currently responsible for litigation, compliance and specialty legal areas, including regulatory and HR.

“Melissa’s legal background and extensive experience at Lilly make her the right person to assume this important role within our company,” said Lechleiter.