INC Research appoints Michael Gibertini, PhD, as COO
INC Research announced the promotions of Michael Gibertini, PhD, and Tara Fitzgerald to key executive leadership roles within the company. Dr. Gibertini, who currently serves as INC Research's President, Clinical Development, has been promoted to COO succeeding Alistair Macdonald while Tara Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President, Biometrics, has been appointed President, Clinical Development Services. The appointments of Dr. Gibertini and Ms. Fitzgerald are being made in conjunction with the company's CEO succession plan previously announced on July 28, 2016, with COO Alistair Macdonald assuming the role of CEO and joining the board for INC Research effective Oct. 1. Alistair Macdonald succeeds Jamie Macdonald, who also has stepped down from the Board and will serve through Feb. 29, 2017, as Vice Chairman, reporting to the Chairman of the board to assist with the transition.