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Mr. Diarmaid Cunningham is Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Company Secretary. Mr. Cunningham joined ICON as General Counsel in November 2009 and was appointed Company Secretary in October 2011.  In July 2016, Mr. Cunningham was appointed as Chief Administrative Officer in addition to his role as General Counsel. Mr. Cunningham served as Secretary to the Board of the Association of Clinical Research Organisations (ACRO) in 2013 and 2014. ACRO represents the CRO industry globally to key stakeholders including pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, regulators, legislators and patient groups. Prior to joining ICON, Mr. Cunningham spent 10 years with A&L Goodbody, one of Ireland's premier corporate law firms. Mr. Cunningham graduated with a Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin in 1997 and qualified as a lawyer with A&L Goodbody in 2001.  In 2015, Mr. Cunningham completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University in California. 

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 clinical, consulting and commercial services that range from trial design to full study execution, and from clinical to post-market commercialisation.

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