has been appointed senior vice president of global quality and compliance at PPD
. Mr. Dixon has more than 27 years of R&D experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Most recently, he was chief operating officer at PRACS Institute, with responsibility for providing strategic direction and leadership to the company’s service lines, quality infrastructure, management and business development activities. Previously, he served as senior vice president of regulatory affairs, quality and compliance, as well as chief compliance officer. Mr. Dixon has also served in quality and compliance roles with MedImmune, Abbott Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline and two CROs.
“In today’s changing regulatory landscape, quality and compliance programs must continually evolve to meet and exceed international guidelines,” said David Simmons, PPD chairman and chief executive officer. “Jay’s combination of leadership skills and biopharmaceutical and contract research organization experience will enable PPD to continue fulfilling its commitment to providing superior quality and compliance solutions for clients.”