Novartis has announced that Elizabeth (Liz) Barrett, currently global president of oncology at Pfizer, has been appointed CEO Novartis Oncology and a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis. Liz has held numerous leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry as well  as in the consumer sector. In her most recent role at Pfizer, she led the oncology business through a significant period of growth achieved in less than three years. Before joining Pfizer in 2009, she worked at Cephalon and Johnson & Johnson.