3BC Leadership

HBA Building Better Business Connections (3BC) Chair(s)

3BC is chaired by two senior leaders from HBA’s Corporate Partners. These are highly visible leadership roles within the HBA, providing significant visibility across the industry and opportunities for strategic networking. 

Current Chairs 

Nicola D P Greenway
senior vice president head of HR, manufacturing supply and quality 
Takeda Pharmaceuticals 

Nicola Greenway is an accomplished senior executive with more than 20 years of success across the pharmaceutical, financial services and professional services industries. Leveraging extensive experience in organizational change management, she provides HR leadership for businesses facing a significant transition in order to scale for growth or turn around for improved profitability. Her broad areas of expertise in HR include talent management and development, culture change, strategic planning and implementation. She also brings extensive global and multi-cultural experience spanning the UK, Europe, US, Japan and emerging markets.

Throughout her career, Nicola has held various leadership positions at global organizations including KPMG and HSBC. Currently, she is the senior vice president, global human resources overseeing the manufacturing supply and quality business units at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, a position she has held since 2016. She has been a member of the global HR senior leadership team at Takeda since 2014.

Nicola received her master of law in employment law from the University of Surrey and her executive master of business administration from Edinburgh University and ENPC, Paris. She is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).


Sandy Kennedy
vice president, global head - regulatory compliance and quality assurance

Sandy Kennedy leads the global regulatory compliance and quality assurance at LabCorp/Covance including early development (GLP), bioanalytical services, central laboratory services, phase I and clinical development. She brings more than three decades of biopharmaceutical industry experience with a long track record of success in leadership positions including roles within the pharmaceutical and CRO environments.

Ms. Kennedy holds a Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) and Healthcare Compliance from Seton Hall. She has served as a member of a number of industry associations, including representation on the Association of Contract Research Organizations.

Previously, Ms. Kennedy was the SVP for global quality assurance at Quintiles (IQVIA), where she spent 20 years. In this position, she was a member of the Enterprise Compliance Office and the Compliance Management Committee of Quintiles. Sandy was a founding member of the Quintiles Data Privacy Board and served as vice-chairman of the Ethics Board.

Ms. Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology with minors in biology and chemistry from Lipscomb University. Sandy has been instrumental in the formation and development of corporate women leadership programs at Quintiles and LabCorp. As a strong advocate for women corporately and personally, Sandy served three terms on the board of directors for the non-profit organization Dress for Success which works to empower women to achieve economic independence.