Abzena appoints Senior Vice President and Global Head of Quality

Troy Wright joined Abzena in August 2021 as Quality Site Head, North Carolina

Abzena, a partner research organisation (PRO), has promoted Troy Wright to Senior VP and Global Head of Quality. Reporting to Jonathan Goldman, CEO, Wright will be accountable for the company’s quality assurance and compliance systems, audits and inspections, and day to day quality control operations across its locations in the UK and USA.

Wright joined Abzena in August 2021 as Quality Site Head, North Carolina. He has experience building teams and quality systems within the biopharmaceutical industry and is skilled in external manufacturing quality and operations. Prior to Abzena, Wright worked for Amgen for 21 years in positions of increasing responsibility, including Quality Site Head for Chief of Staff for Worldwide Quality, and most recently Quality Operations Team Lead at the bulk drug substance plant in Rhode Island.

Goldman said: “We are pleased to announce Troy’s promotion. In the short time since he joined Abzena, he has brought numerous enhancements to quality and compliance operations at Abzena. Abzena delivers fully integrated gene to GMP manufacturing in biologics, complex large molecules and bioconjugation, under one roof. I am excited to welcome Troy to this important leadership role as we seek to bring novel medicines to patients together with our partners.”

Wright said: “I am truly humbled, proud, and filled with gratitude to have the opportunity to guide the Abzena quality Team into the future. I’m fortunate to lead an extremely passionate and hardworking team with leaders who believe in the importance of developing staff, delivering to clients, and ultimately improving the lives of patients. I’m looking forward to continuing to evolve the Abzena quality organisation while working with all staff and peers to ensure we have a fit for purpose organisation that aligns with the growth of the business.”

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