Mereo Makes Senior Appointments
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Recently-formed biopharmaceutical company Mereo BioPharma Group Ltd. has appointed new members to its senior management and board. Paul Blackburn has been appointed non-executive board director and chair of the audit and risk committee; he joins Mereo from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where he was finance controller for almost 40 years. Anthony Hall has been appointed head of orphan diseases and previously was group medical director in the neuromuscular disease area at BioMarin. Jacqueline Parkin has been appointed Mereo's head of respiratory and endocrinology and joins the company from GSK where she held various senior clinical development roles for the past 13 years. Fiona Bor has been appointed head of intellectual property for Mereo and was previously vice president and global head of IP at Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Mereo has also appointed Ian Hodgson head of clinical operations; prior to this he was associate director, clinical operations and EMEA regional oncology lead at Takeda Oncology Company. In addition to these appointments, Stewart Jones has been appointed head of CMC, Craig Manchip head of QA and Julian Lord financial controller.