DUBLIN, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) today announced that Ms. Alison Ives has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. In this role, Ms. Ives will be responsible for providing global oversight and coordination of Perrigo's research and development, regulatory and innovation efforts. She will join the Company's Operating Committee and report to President and Chief Executive Officer, Murray S. Kessler.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Kessler stated, "We are building the next leaders of Perrigo through both internal and external talent. Perrigo's Scientific Office plays an incredibly important role working with our businesses to propel innovation across a wide range of regulatory categories and geographical regions. After leading our Consumer Self-Care International Regulatory Affairs and then our Consumer Self-Care Americas R&D teams, Alison worked diligently to ensure the health of Perrigo's product portfolio and helped establish a strategic framework that will fuel future innovation. Her 20 years of regulatory and R&D experience, along with her proven expertise in driving product development and portfolio management will be essential for accelerating our consumer self-care growth."
Ms. Ives said, "I am honoured to have been promoted to this important role for Perrigo. In the past few years, under Jim Dillard's leadership, we have made enormous progress to strengthen the pipeline to more than $500 million in potential revenue. Together with the many talented people in our organization, I am confident that we will deliver highly successful and much needed innovation for customers and consumers."
Ms. Ives, who joined Perrigo through the acquisition of Omega Pharma in 2015, previously worked for 11 years with AstraZeneca in a variety of regional and global leadership roles within the Scientific office, while sitting on New Product Development Teams across five therapeutic areas. Early in her career, she worked as a laboratory biochemist, researching drug discovery targets before making the move into industry. In 2021, Ms. Ives received a prestigious MBE award from the UK government for services to healthcare, reflecting her lifelong passion to make lives better.
Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is a leading provider of Consumer Self-Care Products and over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed. Led by its consumer self-care strategy, Perrigo is the largest store brand OTC player in the U.S. in the categories in which it competes under customer 'own brand' labels and a top 10 OTC company by revenue in Europe. Visit Perrigo online at www.perrigo.com.
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