BRUSSELS — Mars Petcare has named Helen Mills as the company's new corporate affairs VP.

Mills joins Mars Petcare next month from Amgen, where she led corporate affairs for Amgen’s global commercial business for the past five years.

Prior to Amgen, Mills led a global corporate affairs team at AstraZeneca in Sweden and the UK, and also counts stints at GSK and H+K Strategies on her resume.

"We are very excited to welcome Helen to Mars Petcare," said Poul Weihrauch, global president of Mars Petcare. "Her passion, and experience will help us advance our purpose of creating 'a better world for pets'."

Mills' arrival comes after Andy Pharoah was elevated to overall leadership of Mars' corporate affairs last year.

"As Mars continues to increase its external engagement on issues important to our business and society, we are pleased to be building our corporate affairs capabilities from within and by adding new team members like Helen," said Pharoah.