Greg Collier PhD
Interim Executive Chair and Managing Director
Dr Collier has more than 20 years experience spanning operational, clinical and scientific aspects of pharmaceutical research, development and commercialisation. He has led the planning and execution of multiple commercial transactions including in and out licensing deals and major M&A activities, and he has successfully taken a drug from discovery through to regulatory approval. Notably, Dr Collier steered ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals from a research-based company with a market capitalisation of $10M to a company with completed clinical trials and regulatory dossiers submitted to the FDA and EMA. In 2011, ChemGenex was sold to Cephalon for $230M. Prior to his commercial pharmaceutical career, Dr Collier had an outstanding academic career resulting in over 150 peer reviewed publications, and senior authorship on 33 patents. Dr Collier was the inaugural Alfred Deakin Professor at Deakin University, and also held positions at Melbourne University, Monash University and the University of Toronto. In 2010, Dr Collier was awarded the Roche Award of Excellence for his contribution to the biotechnology industry.
Mitchell Glass M.D.
Executive Vice President R&D and Chief Medical Officer
Dr Mitchell Glass is a 25 year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry. His experience is broad:- ranging from senior positions in top ten pharmaceutical companies, to investment in and management of start-ups and biotechs. After seven years of research, teaching and patient care at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr Glass joined ICI Pharmaceuticals in 1988 where he established the pulmonary therapeutics group and led the development and submission of the antileukotriene ACCOLATE®. From 1995-6, Dr Glass was Vice President and Director at SmithKline Beecham where he was responsible for cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and metabolic drug development and commercialisation, including submission of the NDA/MAA for COREG®. From 1998 to 2003, Dr Glass was Chief Medical Officer and VP of Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs of AtheroGenics Inc. (AGIX), where he led product development from IND to initiation of Phase 3 for AGI1067 and was a member of the IPO team. Dr Glass joined AQUMEN Biopharmaceuticals KK and NA as CEO of AQUMEN NA and a Main Board Director. Dr Glass graduated from the University of Chicago and is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine.
James Campbell PhD MBA
Dr James Campbell is a senior biotechnology executive with more than 20 years international experience in scientific research, research management, management consulting and venture capital. Dr Campbell has held research positions at the CNRS and the CSIRO. He is a principal of Gemini Biotechnology, a specialist biotechnology advisory services company advising life science companies on M&A, partnering and corporate strategy. Dr Campbell was an executive at ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals for nine years until the company was acquired in 2011, and has served on the investment committee of UniSeed, a $60 million pre-seed venture fund, and various state and local government advisory committees concerning biotechnology.
Warren Brown B Eng
Mr Warren Brown has extensive experience in managing large projects and large labour forces. He has strong skills in negotiating contracts and corporate strategy. Mr Brown formed a consulting engineering practice in 1992 that employed 25 people at the time of sale in 2005. Prior to this Mr Brown held a management position at Major Engineering Construction where he was responsible for engineering construction projects throughout Queensland.