Fionnuala M. Walsh, Ph.D., became senior vice president of global quality for Eli Lilly and Company in July 2007 and is a member of Lilly's executive committee. She had been vice president for global quality operations since 2005 and global quality leader since 2002. Walsh reports directly to John Lechleiter, Ph.D., Lilly chairman, president, and CEO, and she is a member of the manufacturing policy committee. Born in Ireland, Walsh received her bachelor and doctorate degrees in chemistry from University College, Dublin. She joined Lilly in 1988 at the manufacturing site in Kinsale, Ireland, following an industrial post-doctorate fellowship in Puerto Rico. At the Kinsale site, Walsh held roles in technical services (1988), leader of outsourcing projects (1990), new-product introduction (1994), and leader of the analytical laboratory (1995). She held management positions at Kinsale in quality, regulatory, and manufacturing science and technology. Walsh has served as a member of the Irish Council for Science, Technology, and Innovation and the PhRMA API Committee.