Sue MacLemanSue has more than 30 years’ experience as a pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology executive with senior roles in corporate, medical, commercial and business development. Sue has served as CEO and Board member of several ASX and NASDAQ listed companies in the sector and is currently Chair - Anatara Lifesciences (ASX:ANR), Chair - MTPConnect (Medical Technology and Pharmaceuticals Industry Innovation Growth Centre), Chair of Novita Healthcare Ltd (ASX:NHL), Non-Executive Director of Palla Pharma Ltd (ASX:PAL), Non-Executive Director - Oventus Medical Ltd (ASX: OVN), and Non-Executive Director of veski.
Sue is also appointed to a number of academic and government advisory committees. Her broad commercial experience is underpinned by graduate qualifications in pharmacy and post graduate qualifications in corporate governance, commercial law, business administration and marketing.
Dr Tracie RamsdaleTracie holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Queensland, a Master of Pharmacy from the Victorian College of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.Following a successful career as a Principal Investigator and Commercial Manager of the Centre for Drug Design and Development at the University of Queensland, Tracie co-founded Alchemia Limited, a drug discovery and development company and served as the company’s CEO for almost 10 years. During this time, she was responsible for multiple financing transactions and licensing the company’s technology to major international pharmaceutical and manufacturing partners.
Dr Ramsdale has served on a number of industry and government advisory groups and provided independent consulting advice to the biotechnology industry, academia and government.
Tracie is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Jane RyanJane has over 30 years of international experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries where she has held executive roles in management of research and development programs as well as business development and alliance management. Jane has worked both in Australia, the US and UK with companies including Peptech, Roche, Cambridge Antibody Technology and Biota Holdings. Throughout her career, she has led many successful fundraising campaigns and licensing initiatives including the awarding of a $230m US Government contract.
Jane currently chairs the Advisory Board at the ithree Institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) which studies how microbes grow, live, adapt and survive. She is also currently a Board Member of unlisted company, Kayban, and Technology Development Investments (TDI), a part time Vice President Research and Development at Reef Pharmaceuticals and strategic advisor to Imunexus and Opal Pharmaceuticals. Jane was previously a Board Member of the Victorian endowment for Science Knowledge and Innovation (veski), Diabetes Victoria, TechInSA, and the Diabetes Vaccine Development Centre. Jane is assisting CSIRO with its GMP protein manufacture initiative.
Dr David BrookesDr. Brookes has extensive experience in the health and biotechnology industries, first becoming involved in the biotechnology sector in the late 1990’s as an analyst. Dr. Brookes has since held Board positions in numerous ASX listed biotechnology companies, including Chairman of genomics solutions company, RHS Ltd, which was acquired by PerkinElmer Inc (NYSE:PKI $9B biotech company) in June 2018. He has also Chaired and been a member of a number of risk and audit committees in ASX listed companies. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Factor Therapeutics (ASX: FTT) as well as Non-Executive Chairman of the Better Medical group (unlisted).
Dr. Brookes maintains roles as a clinician and as a biotechnology industry consultant. Dr Brookes, MBBS (Adelaide), is a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Stephen DenaroStephen has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, accountancy services, and income tax compliance gained from positions as Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of various public companies and with major chartered accountancy firms in Australia and the United Kingdom. He provides company secretarial services for a number of start-up technology and ASX listed and unlisted public companies.
Stephen has a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy, Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.