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Additional Senior Leadership Team Members

Niklas Morton

Niklas Morton

Senior Vice President, Digital Services

Niklas Morton serves as senior vice president of PPD’s digital services. In this role, he oversees the operations and delivery of digitally enabled and decentralized/virtual studies, along with PPD’s robotic automation capabilities.

Prior to his most recent appointment, Morton was senior vice president of site and patient access, overseeing the site intelligence and activation, strategic feasibility, strategic site collaboration and clinical innovation teams. In that role, he led more than 1,400 professionals engaged in the identification and activation of the right research sites for each trial to access the most patients in the shortest cycle times.

Since joining PPD in 1998 as a biostatistics manager, Morton has advanced through various roles of increasing leadership and responsibility within the company. He spent nearly five years in PPD’s project management department, where he had section-head responsibility for PPD’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) hematology/oncology group.

He also has served as senior vice president of global biostatistics, programming and medical writing, where he worked with business development and client management activities in full-service and functional service partnership relationships while leading more than 800 professionals engaged in the design, analysis and reporting of clinical trial data.

During his tenure at PPD, Morton also led the company’s cross-functional initiative to develop and implement data standards in the acquisition, aggregation and analysis of clinical trial data, resulting in the launch of Preclarus®, a comprehensive clinical data
solution that consolidates and standardizes data from multiple sources to give PPD teams and clients transparent, real-time access to all clinical trial operations, patient and lab data.

Morton earned a master’s degree in medical statistics from the University of Leicester and a bachelor’s degree in statistics from the University of Glasgow, both in the U.K.