Jay Dixon, senior vice president of global quality and compliance at PPD, has been elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Biosciences Organization (NCBIO), the trade association for the state’s bioscience industry.
“Jay brings a wealth of experience to the board, particularly in the area of clinical development,” said NCBIO President Sam Taylor. “Jay has worked with NCBIO on a number of important projects and we look forward to bringing his experience and insights to the NCBIO board of directors.”
Dixon, a seasoned executive with nearly 30 years of experience in the CRO, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, joins 14 bioscience industry leaders who were recently elected or re-elected to three-year terms on the board.
At PPD, Dixon is responsible for overseeing strategy and execution of the company’s global quality function, including clinical and laboratory quality assurance, regulatory compliance, risk management, policy and procedure management and quality management systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Campbell University.
“With North Carolina as home to PPD’s worldwide headquarters and to thousands of talented professionals helping our clients deliver life-changing medicines, we understand the value of effective public policy in nurturing the state’s research ecosystem,” said Dixon. “NCBIO has been hard at work advancing this goal for more than 20 years. I’m honored to serve on the board of NCBIO and to support its mission of promoting the growth and development of North Carolina’s biosciences industry.”