Niamh Alix joined Prime Medicine in June 2022 as Chief Human Resources Officer.
Niamh is a passionate human resources leader who brings her experience, of helping to grow teams from small, early-stage organizations to global enterprises, to Prime. She has vast experience across multiple biotech and pharmaceutical organizations, where she led HR and Talent Acquisition teams from a couple of people to over 120 talented individuals.
Niamh joins Prime from Orchard Therapeutics, where she was Global Vice President, Talent, and HR Business Partner. She partnered with the leaders across all departments such as Research, Regulatory Affairs, Technical Operations and Commercial. Niamh and her team developed and deployed important people practices like Talent Management, Diversity and Inclusion and Learning and Development to the employees. Prior to that, Ms. Alix held global and regional roles at Lonza, including HR Business Partner for Americas, Mexico, and Canada where she led a large HR team and people strategy for a 5,000+ employee population across corporate and manufacturing clients. Niamh also held the Global Head, HR Business Partner role for the Cell and Gene Technology’s group which spanned three continents and grew rapidly.
Prior to that, Niamh was the Ireland Country HR Head for Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Oncology. Before this, she held additional senior roles of increasing responsibility at Novartis and Bristol Myers Squibb across Manufacturing and Commercial organizations.
Niamh was born and raised in Ireland and moved to the New England region in 2013. Admittedly, a self-confessed life-long learner, she holds a Master’s degree in HR Strategies from Dublin City University and a B.Sc. in Management from the Technological University of Dublin. In addition, she is trained in many people focused practices like Management Coaching, Employment Law, Neuroscience in Leadership, Learning Agility and many talent development tools.