DIRECTORS & MANAGEMENT
Dr Jason Loveridge – Non Executive Chairman
Dr Loveridge is a founder of Invex Therapeutics and currently CEO of 4SC AG, a German listed oncology company. He has more than thirty years’ of international experience across Europe, Asia and the US in senior management positions in life sciences companies and as an investment professional dealing in both privately held and publicly traded companies. Additionally, he has substantial transactional experience in the sale and partnering of biotechnology assets. Dr Loveridge graduated in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Prof Alexandra Sinclair – Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer
Prof Alexandra Sinclair is a founder of Invex Therapeutics and a Clinician Scientist and Neurology Consultant in the Metabolic Neurology Group at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, The University of Birmingham, UK. She runs the Headache service and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Service at University Hospital Foundation Trust.
Prof Sinclair is a member of the British Medical Association, UK, the Association of British Neurologists (ABN), UK and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London,. Professor Sinclair is a member of the board for the European Headache Federation and is on the scientific committees for the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS). She is also a council member for the British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH). Professor Sinclair is on the MRC Neuroscience and Mental Health Board and the Midland Neuroscience Teaching and Research Fund Board, as well as being Chair of the Brain Research UK Scientific Advisory Board. Previously, she was an elected board member of the IHS and was the Deputy Chair for the Association for British Neurologists grouping for Headache and Pain (ABN AAG). She was on the research committee for the Association for British Neurologists and was also the previous patron of the patient charity IIH UK.
Dr Tom Duthy – Executive Director
Dr Duthy has over 15 years of direct financial markets experience having worked in sell-side equity research, and senior executive roles across investor relations and corporate development. Dr Duthy is the Founder and CEO of Nemean Group Pty Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory and investor relations firm specialising in delivering value-added services across the life sciences, medical devices, healthcare, technology and emerging companies sectors. Prior to establishing Nemean in October 2018, Tom was the Global Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Development at Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX:SRX), which was sold to CDH Investments in September 2018 for A$1.9 billion and remains the largest medical device transaction in Australian corporate history. Prior to Sirtex, Tom spent ten years as a leading sell-side Healthcare & Biotechnology analyst at Taylor Collison Limited, focused mainly on small cap companies. During this time, approximately $200 million in equity capital was raised for selected portfolio companies. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA).
Mr David McAuliffe – Non Executive Director
Mr McAuliffe is an experienced board director and entrepreneur who has over twenty years’ experience in the international biotechnology field. He has been involved in numerous capital raisings and in-licensing of technologies. He is a founder of several companies in Australia, France and the United Kingdom, many of which have become public companies. Mr McAuliffe has an Honours degree in Law, a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and is the President of the Dyslexia – Speld Foundation WA (Inc). Mr McAuliffe is a current director of 4DS Memory Ltd.
Ms Narelle Warren – CFO and Company Secretary
Ms Warren is a Chartered Accountant with over twenty years’ of corporate advisory, financial management and company secretarial experience. Ms Warren has co-ordinated and assisted in a number of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, divestments and raising funds via private and public equity markets. Ms Warren holds both a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce.
Dr Megan Baldwin – Non Executive Director
Dr Baldwin is currently CEO and Managing Director of Opthea Limited (ASX:OPT; NASDAQ:OPT), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel therapy to address the unmet need in the treatment of retinal eye diseases, including wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Under Dr Baldwin’s leadership, Opthea has rapidly advanced its ophthalmology program through Phase I and Phase II clinical development, was added to the S&P/ASX 300 in June 2020 and in October 2020 completed a $180 million initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the US NASDAQ exchange to progress two pivotal Phase III studies in wet AMD.
Dr Baldwin is an experienced biotechnology executive, having over 20 years’ experience working on therapeutic drug development programs for cancer and ophthalmic indications. Prior to Opthea, Dr Baldwin was employed at Genentech (now Roche) as a postdoctoral researcher before moving to Genentech’s commercial division. Dr Baldwin also serves on the Board of Ausbiotech as Deputy Chair.