David Fuller – Chairman
Dr Fuller is a pharmaceutical physician with extensive experience in the clinical development, regulatory approval and commercialization of new therapeutic products. He specialises in the early stage development of oncology therapeutics and has more than 30 years international experience in the pharma/biotech sector for companies including Roche, Pfizer, Orphan Medical (US), Genzyme (Holland and UK), Arana Therapeutics and, more recently, Syneos Health (CRO). He has directly led four product approvals through the US FDA and EMA. David holds dual qualifications in Medicine and Pharmacy from the University of Sydney.
Jeremy Chrisp – CEO
Jeremy is a biotechnology entrepreneur with extensive experience in the commercialisation of Australian technology, with a focus on business development and the management of early stage opportunities. Jeremy holds a PhD in physiology from the University of Canterbury (NZ) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He has more than 30 years experience in the Australian healthcare market, initially by working with leading global multinational companies, including Merck & Co, Stryker, Becton Dickinson & Medtronic.
Brand Hoff – Director
Brand is a successful entrepreneur, company director and investor. He founded TOWER Software which was acquired by HP in May of 2008. Brand has a degree in Computer Studies from the University of Canberra, has served as a Councillor of the University of Canberra and is now an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. Brand has served as a Director of NICTA, the Australian ICT Centre of Excellence, Taggle Systems, SNAPeWallet and MyTaggles Pty Ltds. He has served as Chairman Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Canberra Division and as a Director on the National Board of AICD. He was awarded the 2011 National Pearcey Medal, for a lifetime contribution to Australian ICT and in 2012 he was inducted as a Member into the Order of Australia.
Rob McInnes – Director
Rob is one of Australia’s leading biotech IP specialists having initially trained as a protein chemist before turning to commercial law, specialising in intellectual property transactions. He is currently the principal of Rob McInnes IP Advisory, which he founded after practising for 30 years in large law and patent attorney firms. McInnes advises clients on the management and commercialisation of IP rights, with a focus on planning, negotiating and structuring licence agreements and R&D contracts.
For the past decade Rob has been ranked as Australia’s most highly recommended patent and technology licensing lawyer and is one of the few Australian lawyers to have met the requirements for the US-based Certified Licensing Professional qualification. He is an active Sydney Angels investor and a mentor or expert-in-residence at a number of start-up incubators.