Cardinal Health, Inc. (Cardinal Health) has appointed Patricia Morrison as chief information officer (CIO), effective August 3, 2009. As CIO, Morrison will be responsible for the company’s enterprise-wide information technology infrastructure and will work to enhance the infrastructure to support Cardinal Health’s strategic business needs.
Morrison will report to George Barrett, who will become chairman and chief executive officer of Cardinal Health following the planned spinoff of its clinical and medical products businesses.
Morrison is replacing Jody Davids, who decided to step away from the CIO role to take time off to pursue personal interests.
Morrison has served as CIO at Motorola, Inc., where she oversaw all strategic, operational and functional aspects of the company’s information technology in 140 countries. Her previous experience also includes CIO of Office Depot, Inc.; and senior-level information technology positions at General Electric Co., PepsiCo, Inc., The Procter & Gamble Co. and The Quaker Oats Co.
“We’re very pleased to have someone of Patricia’s caliber joining the Cardinal Health leadership team,” Barrett said. “Her significant experience with systems in large, complex organizations positions her perfectly to execute the long-term IT strategy Jody and her team have developed in support of our company.
Morrison earned bachelor’s degrees in both mathematics and statistics and in secondary education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.