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Abcam appoints chief legal officer and company secretary

Suzanne Smith joins with 20 years of experience

abcam suzanne smithLife science research tool provider Abcam has named Suzanne Smith as chief legal officer and company secretary, effective from July 6. 

Smith will take responsibility for Abcam's licensing, legal, compliance and company secretary activities. The new role has been created to aid the firm in achieving its global growth objectives and partnership and acquisition goals.

Alan Hirzel, CEO of Abcam, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Suzanne to Abcam's leadership team. Suzanne's knowledge and experience within the life sciences industry will be a valuable asset to our company.”

Smith brings 20 years of experience in global legal, business and leadership within the life science industry to the role. She previously held the role of executive director of legal at Actavis, where she held responsibility for the leadership of the firm's international legal function.

Her prior roles include Genzyme Therapeutics' legal director, general counsel at Phoqus Pharmaceuticals and group legal counsel and company secretary at LGC. Smith is a qualified solicitor.

2nd July 2015

From: Regulatory

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