Ian Watkins

Ian Watkins

Executive Vice President,
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ian Watkins was named executive vice president, chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Novavax in July 2023. In this role, Mr. Watkins has executive responsibility for organizational development, effectiveness and sustainability, talent acquisition, total rewards, and human resources systems and service delivery.  

Mr. Watkins has more than 35 years of international human resources experience, including more than 30 years within the healthcare industry. In his most recent role as executive vice president and CHRO of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical, Mr. Watkins skillfully aligned HR strategies with the company’s overall vision.  

He has held senior positions at Synthes, Inc., a global leader in orthopedic medical devices; Andrx Corporation, a generic pharmaceutical company; and, Bausch & Lomb, a global leader in ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical products.  

Mr. Watkins holds a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in business and finance and a diploma in human resources management through the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) from the Farnborough College of Technology. He earned a Master of Business Administration in Applied General Management from the Roffey Park Institute and the University of Sussex in England.