Mr. Beery joined the board of deCODE genetics in May 2004. Mr. Beery serves as a Chairman of the company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Beery is Senior Of Counsel in the London office of Covington & Burling, an international law firm. Prior to his retirement in 2001, Mr. Beery served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of GlaxoSmithKline PLC, a UK-based global pharmaceutical company. From 1993 until the formation of the merged company GlaxoSmithKline, Mr. Beery served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of SmithKline Beecham PLC. Mr. Beery holds a BA from Harvard College and a JD from Stanford Law School. He is currently a director of Martek Biosciences, Inc., Orchid Cellmark, Inc., Inion OY and the London Centre for the International Education of Students, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Stanford Law School Program in Law, Science and Technology. His term expires in 2009.