PAREXEL NAMES HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE ELLEN M. ZANE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOSTON, MA, July 26, 2006 — PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services provider, today announced that Ellen Zane has been elected to its Board of Directors. Ms. Zane is President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts-New England Medical Center (Tufts-NEMC) and Floating Hospital for Children, located in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Tufts-NEMC, Ms. Zane held the position of Network President for Partners HealthCare System, also in Boston, where she was responsible for development of a provider network of hospitals and physician groups, which now represents one of the largest physician networks in the United States. Ms. Zane has also served in several other chief executive and senior management positions at New England area hospitals.
“Ellen is a highly accomplished healthcare executive, and we welcome her leadership and expertise on our Board,” said Josef von Rickenbach, PAREXEL’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “PAREXEL’s vision to advance healthcare aligns well with Ellen’s background and we look forward to her insight into how our business can better achieve its operational and financial goals.”
Ms. Zane is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Fiduciary Trust Company, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and she also serves on the Board of Overseers at the Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a Trustee of Northeastern University and is a member of the Health Policy and Management Executive Council at the Harvard School of Public Health. Ms. Zane was a former Board member of the biotech company Variagenics, now Nuvelo, and has served as a member of the Board of Governors at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health.
Ms. Zane received her B.A. degree from George Washington University and M.A. degree from the Catholic University of America. She holds an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Stonehill College and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Curry College.
Ms. Zane has received many awards and honors recognizing her accomplishments, including the 2006 Progress & Promise Award from the American Liver Foundation. She was recognized as Regional Healthcare Executive of the Year in 1997 by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and received the Distinguished Healthcare Executive Award in 1995 from the Healthcare Management Association of Massachusetts.
Ms. Zane is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care Research at Tufts University School of Medicine.