DUBLIN, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today announced that Adriane M. Brown will join its board of directors effective February 2017. Ms. Brown is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Intellectual Ventures LLC, a private global invention company focused on providing access to valuable patents and invention related services. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150612/222796LOGO " Adriane Brown is an accomplished executive with extensive experience leading global businesses in multiple industries. With nearly 30 years of management experience, she has operational know how and a proven track record of developing and growing technologies and products across a network of global R&D centers and manufacturing plants," said Brent Saunders, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Allergan plc. "Adriane's public board experience, understanding of the value of innovation and experience developing and protecting intellectual property complements the experiences of our current board." Ms. Brown has served on the board of directors of Harman International Industries, Inc. since June 2013 where she is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Technology and Innovation Committee. "I am pleased to join the board of Allergan as they deliver results around the world that serve their customers and patients," said Brown. "Their commitment to innovative and meaningful work with the goal of helping people live longer and healthier is commendable." Prior to joining intellectual Ventures in 2010, Ms. Brown was Senior Vice President, Energy Strategy at Honeywell International. During the course of her eleven year career at Honeywell, Ms. Brown served in a number of leadership positions including, President and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell Transportation Systems; Vice President and General Manager, Engine Systems & Accessories; and Vice President and General Manager, Aircraft Landing Systems.