ICON Announces Appointment of Mr. Ronan Murphy to Board of Directors
plc, (NASDAQ:ICLR) global provider of drug development
solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical
device industries, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ronan Murphy
as a non-executive director.
Mr. Murphy is the former Senior Partner of PwC, Ireland's largest
professional services firm with almost 100 partners and employing over
2,000 people. Mr. Murphy was elected Senior Partner in 2007 and was
re-elected for a further four year term in 2011. Following completion of
the maximum two terms, Mr. Murphy retired from the firm in June 2015.
Mr. Murphy was also a member of the PwC EMEA Leadership Board for a five
year period from 2010 to 2015.
Mr. Murphy joined PwC in 1980 and was admitted to the Partnership in
1992. As an Assurance Partner, he served clients across many sectors. In
1995, Mr. Murphy joined the firm's leadership team and held a number of
operational leadership roles, prior to being appointed as Partner in
Charge of the firm's Assurance Practice in 2003, a position he held for
four years prior to his appointment as Senior Partner.
In early 2016, Mr. Murphy was appointed as a non-executive director of
Davy Stockbrokers, and he chairs their Audit Committee. He is also a
Director of Liberty Insurance's operations in Ireland and also chairs
the Audit Committee.
Mr. Murphy currently serves as a Board Member of the UCD Michael Smurfit
Business School and is a founding Board Member of the British Irish
Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Murphy completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Business
Studies at University College Dublin before qualifying as a chartered
accountant in 1982.
"I am very pleased that Mr. Murphy has joined the board"
commented Mr. Declan McKeon, acting Chairman of the Board. "His
leadership of PwC, Ireland's largest professional services firm, and his
extensive business experience and expertise across many industry sectors
will bring invaluable expertise to the ICON board".
About ICON plc
ICON plc is a global provider of drug development solutions and services
to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The
company specialises in the strategic development, management and
analysis of programs that support clinical development - from compound
selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. With headquarters in Dublin,
Ireland, ICON currently, operates from 88 locations in 37 countries and
has approximately 12,600 employees.
Further information is available at www.iconplc.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These
statements are based on management's current expectations and
information currently available, including current economic and industry
conditions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or
actual results, and actual results, developments and business decisions
may differ from those stated in this press release. The forward-looking
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to enter into new contracts, maintain client relationships, manage the
opening of new offices and offering of new services, the integration of
new business mergers and acquisitions, as well as economic and global
market conditions and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time
to time in SEC reports filed by ICON, all of which are difficult to
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events or otherwise. More information about the risks and uncertainties
relating to these forward-looking statements may be found in SEC reports
filed by ICON, including its Form 20-F, F-1, S-8 and F-3, which are
available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
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