Alison Taunton-Rigby, Ph.D., O.B.E., has been President and Chief Executive Officer of several public and private companies in the life science and healthcare industries.
Dr. Taunton-Rigby has served as a Director on a number of public, private, non-profit, ESOP, foundation and mutual fund boards. She received her doctorate from the University of Bristol in England, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School. Dr. Taunton-Rigby has served as a Director for over 20 companies, including seven public companies, and numerous non-profit organizations. She is or has been a member of or chaired Compensation, Audit, Nominating and Governance, and Strategic Planning committees. At Boston Children’s Hospital, she chairs the Patient Care Assessment Committee. In 2005 she was appointed by the Governor to the Massachusetts Biomedical Research Advisory Committee (stem cell research) and in 2008 to the Scientific Advisory Board, Massachusetts Life Science Center. In 2002 Dr. Taunton-Rigby was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her work as a leader in the research, development and promotion of biotechnology. In 2009 she was awarded an honorary D.Sc. by the University of Bristol, UK.