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Graeme Kaufman, Non-Executive Chairman

Graeme Kaufman BSc, MBA, has wide ranging experience across the biotechnology sector, spanning scientific, commercial and financial areas. His experience with CSL Limited, Australia’s largest biopharmaceutical company included responsibility for all of their manufacturing facilities, and the operation of an independent business division operating in the high technology medical device market. As CSL’s General Manager Finance, Mr Kaufman had global responsibility for finance, strategy development, human resources and information technology. Mr Kaufman has also served as an executive director of ASX-listed Circadian Technologies and a non-executive director of Amrad Corporation, and held the role of Executive Vice President Corporate Finance with Mesoblast Limited until 2013. He is currently Chairman of Bionomics Limited and IDT Australia Limited, and non-executive director of Cellmid Limited.


Paul Rennie, Managing Director

Paul Rennie BSc, MBM, Grad Dip Commercial Law, MSTC, has sales, marketing, business development, operational and IP commercialisation experience in the biopharmaceutical sector. Paul’s experience includes working for Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche Diagnostics), Merck KGGA as national sales and marketing manager and Soltec (FH Faulding Ltd) as their director of business development. Paul also led the commercialisation of Recaldent® a novel biopharmaceutical arising from research at the dental school, University of Melbourne. Paul took an R&D project from the laboratory bench to a commercial product now marketed globally as an additive to oral care products. More recently Paul worked in a number of positions with Mesoblast Ltd. Paul was the inaugural COO and moved into Executive Vice President New Product Development for the adult stem cell company. For the past 18 months Paul has worked full time at Paradigm BioPharmaceuticals Ltd.

Mr Christopher Fullerton, Non-Executive Director

Christopher Fullerton, BEc, has extensive experience in investment, management and investment banking and is a qualified chartered accountant. He is an investor in listed equities and private equity and his current unlisted company directorships cover companies in the property investment and agriculture sectors. Mr Fullerton’s exposure to and experience in the fields of biotechnology and health care technology was gained through his non-executive chairmanships of Bionomics Limited, Cordlife Limited and Health Communication Network Limited and his non-executive directorship of Global Health Limited.


Mr John Gaffney, Non-Executive Director

John Gaffney LL.M is a lawyer with over 30 years experience and has undertaken the AICD Company Directors qualification. He brings to the board a compliance and corporate governance background and is experienced in financial services compliance. John also has corporate and commercial experience having worked with a major national law firm as a senior lawyer and also practised as a Barrister at the Victorian Bar. Previously John has been a non executive director of a US based biotechnology company.