Board of Directors
John Read, BSc (Hons), MBA, FAICD
Mr. Read is an experienced Chairman and Director in public, private and government organisations. Through his extensive career in venture capital, private equity and commercialisation he has gained a depth of experience in the formation and growth of emerging companies with an emphasis on commercial entities that provide broad societal benefits. He is currently the Chairman of CVC Limited (ASX: CVC) and previously Chairman of Eildon Capital Limited (ASX:EDC) from 2013 to 2016, Pro-Pac Packaging Limited (ASX:PPG) from 2005 to 2010, The Environmental Group Limited (ASX:EGL) from 2001 to 2012 and The Central Coast Water Corporation from 2011 to 2014.
James Campbell, BSc (Hons), PhD, MBA, GAICD
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Campbell has more than 20 years of international biotechnology research, management and leadership experience and has been involved in the creation and/or transformation of multiple successful Australian and international biotechnology companies. Dr. Campbell was previously the CFO and COO of ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX:CXS), where, as a member of the executive team he helped transform a research-based company with a market capitalization of $10M to a company with completed clinical trials and regulatory dossiers submitted to the FDA and EMA. In 2011 ChemGenex was sold to Cephalon for $230M. Dr. Campbell was a foundation executive of Evolve Biosystems, and has assisted private biotechnology companies in Australia, New Zealand and the USA with successful capital raising and partnering negotiations. Dr. Campbell sits on the IP and Commercialisation Advisory Committee of the CRC for Mental Health, and sits on the Advisory Board of Deakin University’s Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment (IMPACT). Dr. Campbell is a Non-Executive Director of both Invion Limited (ASX:IVX) and Prescient Therapeutics Limited (ASX:PTX).
Michael Stork, BBA
Mr. Stork is the Managing Director of Stork Holdings Ltd, an Investment Holding company active in the Canadian technology startup sector.
Mr. Stork was until early this year active on the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo and is the Chairman of the Waterloo Accelerator Centre, a technology company incubator affiliated with the University. He is currently the Chairman of Spartan Biosciences Inc., an Ottawa based DNA analytics company, the Chairman of Dejero Labs Inc., a Waterloo based broadcast technology company, and active on the Boards of a number of other leading Canadian technology startup companies.
Ms. Jones is Founder and Managing Partner of DNA Ink LLC, a life sciences advisory and business development firm with clients in the United States, Germany, Israel and France. DNA Ink provides corporate strategic guidance to its clients leading to transactions that support corporate growth including licensing, M&A and fundraising transactions. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Jones spent 20 years at Genentech where she served in many roles including Interim Head of Partnering, Head of Business Development, Senior Project Manager and Research Associate. She managed several products during this time including Rituxan, the first monoclonal antibody launched to treat cancer. Ms. Jones has very extensive networks within the pharmaceutical and biotech companies and VC community in North America. Ms. Jones is a Non-Executive Director of Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CALA), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel small molecule drugs directed against tumor metabolism and tumor immunology targets for the treatment of cancer.