Endo International plc announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Christie Smith, Ph.D. to serve as a Non-Executive Director, effective July 29, 2020. Most recently, Dr. Smith served as the Global Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity at Apple. Dr. Smith has also been appointed to Endo's Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees and becomes the seventh independent director on Endo's nine-member Board.
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Smith, a highly respected executive leader, to the Endo Board of Directors," said Paul Campanelli, Endo's Chairman of the Board. "She has a solid background in the life sciences industry as well as significant human capital, strategy development, leadership, and data and analytics experience. We look forward to Dr. Smith's contributions in support of Endo's goal to develop and deliver life-enhancing products."
Dr. Smith served as the Global Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity at Apple from 2017 to 2020. In 2017, prior to joining Apple, Dr. Smith served as interim Head of Human Resources at Grail, a start-up cancer detection company, where she was responsible for creating the human resources function and accelerating talent acquisition and growth.
From 2001 to 2017, Dr. Smith held various leadership roles within Deloitte, including Regional Managing Partner and head of the human capital and life sciences practices. Between 2010 and 2017, she was a member of Deloitte's executive leadership team, responsible for defining and implementing the firm's strategy and business, operations and international expansion plans for both industry sectors through a period of accelerated growth and expansion within the BRIC countries and the EMEA region.