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 Eildon Capital Limited and was the Chairman of 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, PhD, MBA
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 several 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 Teva for $230M. Since 2011 Dr. Campbell has assisted private biotechnology companies in Australia, New Zealand and the USA with capital raising and partnering negotiations. Dr. Campbell is a Non-Executive Director of Prescient Therapeutics Limited (ASX:PRX) and Invion Limited (ASX:IVX). Dr Campbell also sits on a number of academic and government biotechnology advisory panels.
Michael Stork, BBA
Mr. Stork is the Managing Director of F.J. Stork Holdings Ltd., the parent entity for PNK Holdings Ltd, an original investor in Patrys.
Mr. Stork was until 2004 Chairman of the Board for Dspfactory Ltd, a leading edge developer of digital signal processing (DSP) technology for various applications including hearing aids, headsets and personal digital audio players. Mr. Stork has also played key roles in the management team and the Board of Directors for Unitron Industries Ltd., a hearing aid manufacturing Company that was voted one of the 50 Best Managed Private Companies in Canada for 2000. Unitron was sold to Phonak Holdings AG, a publicly traded Swiss Company, in 2002.
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.