Signant Health, announced that it has appointed Paul Drake, PhD, MSc, as Chief Compliance and Security Officer. This role combines quality management, information security, physical security and regulatory compliance and is part of Signant Health’s ongoing commitment to invest in quality and data protection while accelerating innovation.
As part of his duties, Paul will help identify new investments in technology, infrastructure and people to reduce security and privacy risks, ensure accountability around quality and compliance issues, as well as lead certification, audit and other critical efforts.
Paul, who holds a PhD from University of Hull and a Master of Science from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has some 30 years of experience in security, quality management and data privacy, with 20 years in senior Life Sciences roles. Signant Health selected Paul due to his extensive experience in complex integration work, his ability to build internal IT organizations, and his successes in complex technology infrastructure and change management.
Mike Nolte, CEO of Signant Health said, “Our clients increasingly view data security and privacy as a critical part of their overall quality strategy. While we have made significant steps in these areas, we are dedicated to our customers’ quality expectations around protecting their valuable data and assets. Paul was chosen due to his extensive background and expertise in these areas, and as someone who can drive effective and innovative solutions to protect data and other assets that our customers entrust to us.”