John Bell


John Bell

Chief Quality Officer

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John Bell is Chief Quality Officer and has been with Parexel for over three decades in various roles. In his current role, Mr. Bell leads and oversees quality strategy and initiatives across the organization, and provides oversight and direction to the Quality organization globally.

Mr. Bell has played various, and progressively more senior, roles in Quality including leading Parexel’s Quality organization since 2006. Apart from more traditional Quality functions, such as Quality Management and Quality Assurance, Mr. Bell has also established and managed quality-related groups during his tenure at Parexel.  These include Lean Six Sigma/Operational Excellence (inclusive of training program), Customer Advocacy (client survey and reporting), Data Analytics and Reporting (focused on predictive quality metrics), Data Protection and Privacy, Business Continuity, Training (inclusive of a Learning Management System), and Operational Risk Management. Prior to his current role, Mr. Bell served as Vice President, Head of Quality Management, Clinical Research Services. Previously, Mr. Bell also served as Senior Director, International Integration and Coordination (Early Phase), tasked with financial reporting and integrating new acquisitions. 

Mr. Bell is involved with several professional associations, including serving as a member of the ACRO Ethics and Regulatory Compliance Committee, Drug Information Association, and Research Quality Association (previously BARQA). Mr. Bell has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals. 

Mr. Bell holds a Diploma in Research Quality Assurance from Anglia College, Cambridge, UK, Diploma, as well as a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.