ICON places Julie O’Neill to Board of Directors, confirms retirement of Professor Dermot Kelleher and Mr. Declan McKeon as Non-Executive DirectorsJuly 24, 2019 Off By BusinessWire
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of drug and device development and commercialisation services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced the appointment of Ms. Julie O’Neill as a non-executive director.
Ms. O’Neill is an accomplished pharmaceutical leader and advisor. Ms. O’Neill was formerly Executive Vice President, Global Operations of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she was responsible for global manufacturing operations and expanding and improving supply chain and quality operations in the US, Europe, and Asia. Before joining Alexion, Ms. O’Neill was Vice President of Operations and General Manager for Ireland at Gilead Sciences and earlier in her career, Ms. O’Neill held leadership positions in operations, manufacturing and quality functions at Burnil Pharmacies and Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals.
Ms. O’Neill serves as a Board Member of DBV Technologies and Hookipa Pharma Inc. and is also on the Board of Ireland’s National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training. Ms. O’Neill holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters of Business Administration from University College Dublin and is a Chartered Director of The Institute of Directors in Ireland.
“I am very pleased that Julie has joined the board,” commented Mr. Ciaran Murray, Non-Executive Chairman of ICON plc. “Her leadership positions in global pharmaceutical organisations will bring invaluable experience to the ICON Board.”
ICON has also announced the retirement of Professor Dermot Kelleher and Mr. Declan McKeon as non-executive directors.
Professor Dermot Kelleher, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, joined the ICON Board in May 2008 and has served on a number of Board committees during his 11 years of service.
Mr. McKeon, a former partner in PWC Ireland, joined the ICON Board in April 2010 and served as acting Chairman from April 2016 until March 2017. In addition, he served as the Lead Independent Director from March 2017 to December 2018.
“I would also like to thank Dermot and Declan for their long and distinguished service to ICON and for their wise counsel, valuable insight and important contributions to the Board and to the committees on which they have served.” commented Mr. Ciaran Murray.