John Goodacre has been named executive vice president and general counsel of Quintiles Transnational Corp. Previously senior vice president, Global Risk Management and Quality Assurance, Mr. Goodacre joined Quintiles in 1998 as vice president, European legal affairs.
In his new role, Mr. Goodacre is responsible for Quintiles' global legal function and risk management, and has also been named to the company's Executive Committee. He reports to Mike Mortimer, executive vice president and chief administrative officer.
"John has a thorough understanding of Quintiles and the clinical research industry, having served the company in various capacities over the past 20 years -- including as outside counsel when we formed Quintiles (UK) Limited, our first international subsidiary, in 1987," said Dennis Gillings, CBE, chairman and chief executive officer of Quintiles. "With his strong legal background and experience in leading our risk management and QA group, John will help Quintiles continue to grow and protect our interests."