Diane Driver

Head Program Delivery - UCB

Diane has spent over 35 years in the Pharma Industry, initially as a research pharmacologist, before switching to Clinical Development in a CRO in 1988. She then spent 12 years taking roles of increasing responsibility and geographical scope, before moving to Pharma in 2000, joining UCB when they acquired Schwarz in 2007. During her time at UCB she has held several roles including Head Clinical Site Management, Patient Solutions Leader, Head Outsourcing Contracts and Strategic Partnering, and is currently Head of Program Delivery, where she provides expertise and leadership of a global team to drive & oversee operational delivery of all phases of clinical programs, leadership of Strategic Feasibility utilising digital and AI technologies to support site and country selection, as well as leadership of a Global Clinical Trial Patient Engagement team who support gathering patient insights before, during and after clinical trials, and patient recruitment activities. Enhancing clinical trial diversity is also a key responsibility within the Program Delivery team. In addition, Diane has also represented UCB on the Integrated Leadership Team of TransCelerate since 2014 where she is the ILT representative for the collaboration with EFPIA, and is also on the Executive Steer co for 3 key projects.

Diane Driver


  • Tuesday - May 28, 2024 - 15:50

    Panel discussion: Critical Success Factors while Planning for Site Selection and Patient Recruitment

    • Discover sites with a demonstrated track record of good execution in trials
    • Study and site staff with solid certifications to expand the likelihood of powerful enrolment and an effective trial.
    • Factors such as disease prevalence rates, treatment practices, regulatory requirements and statistical considerations must be considered.
    • Access to subject population with the required eligibility criteria
    • Network within industries

  • Tuesday - May 28, 2024 - 17:20

    Panel Discussion: The Future of Patient-Centricity in Clinical Trials - Embedding a patient-centric approach to clinical trial design

    • How to integrate patient feedback into clinical trial design effectively.
    • The role of digital health technologies in enhancing patient engagement and experience.
    • Strategies for maintaining communication and trust with participants throughout the trial.
    • The impact of patient-centric approaches on trial outcomes and drug development timelines.
    • Ethical considerations and data privacy in a patient-centered model.


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