ClinTec International has appointed Rick Farris as Executive-Vice President of Operations for North America.

With almost 30 years experience in the life sciences industry, Rick joins ClinTec International from Novella Clinical, a Quintiles-owned company, where he held the position of Vice President in Project Management for the Biopharma and Rare Disease Business Unit. Rick provided client relationship management and project oversight for clinical trials in rare diseases, oncology, haematology, infectious disease, dermatitis, pain management, and gastroenterology.

Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Health Decisions, a USA based CRO specialising in female reproductive health, rare disease, diagnostic devices, and oncology. Prior to his focus on clinical research, he worked within the healthcare technology industry providing solutions for patient information management, electronic health records, clinical management, and financial management within the clinical environment.