EQRx announced its hire of Richard Buckley as chief corporate affairs officer, where he’ll bring 20 years of experience in global government affairs and corporate communications in the pharma industry. Previously, Buckley served as vice president of global corporate affairs at AstraZeneca.

“Rich has an impressive breadth of global government affairs and communications experience across the pharma sector, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to our senior leadership team,” Melanie Nallicheri, president and chief operating officer at EQRx, said in a statement.