Hopson named interim chief financial officer at Catalent

Ricky Hopson has assumed the role of interim chief financial officer at Catalent, the Somerset-based contract development and manufacturing organization announced Friday.

Hopson, who had been serving as the president, division head for clinical development & supply, will assume the role following the departure of Thomas Castellano.

“Ricky is an experienced financial executive who deeply understands Catalent and can successfully lead our financial function through this interim period until we identify a new, permanent CFO,” CEO Alessandro Maselli said.

“We also thank Tom for his 15 years of service, during which he played an integral role in our successful initial public offering in 2014 and served in multiple senior positions. We wish Tom well in his future endeavors.”

Hopson, 47, has served the company for more than 20 years in a variety of finance roles, most recently as the company’s vice president & chief accounting officer since June 2021. Prior to that, Hopson was vice president & corporate controller, global vice president, operational finance, and vice president of finance for two different business units.