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Senior Director, Program Delivery, Rare Disease & Paediatrics
Crowthorne, England, United Kingdom

• Poynton is Premier Research’s senior liaison for clinical research in rare diseases and pediatrics, serving as sponsors’ primary point of contact for these clinical programs and leading teams assigned to these studies. He oversees project scope, schedule, costs, and quality performance to ensure timely project execution and customer satisfaction.
• Poynton has 19 years of experience in the contract research, pharmaceutical, and biotech fields. He joined Premier Research in 2016 as director of project management, overseeing efforts to improve customer satisfaction, and drive best practices, and innovation, and continuous improvement.
• Poynton: “For me, rare disease research provides hope to patients and families that are often overlooked. It gives them options and a way forward that would otherwise not have been there.”
• Clinical research professional with more than 10 years project management experience, having worked for both pharmaceutical companies and CROs. He has 18 years experience in the clinical research industry.
• Experienced in managing large multinational, multicentred, full-service studies across Phases II-IV, he also managed studies in Phase I.
• Experienced line manager, including performing / conducting appraisals, developing staff and managing performance of individuals.
• Has worked across several therapeutic areas, with a focus on rare diseases, orphan diseases and paediatrics. He also has experience in gastroenterology, oncology, nephrology, endocrinology, gene therapy, metabolic diseases, dermatology, and immunology.
• Previously, he worked as senior CRA and CRA, as well as working in business development and outsourcing.