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BOARD
PETER ANDREWS AO PhD FTSE FAICD

Director & Chairman, Australia

Professor Andrews joined the Implicit Board in April 2004. He is an eminent Queensland scientist with a research career in molecular design, intermolecular interactions, drug structure-activity relationships, and molecular diversity. As a bio-entrepreneur with extensive understanding of the policy and economic development issues associated with science, research and innovation, he has led multi-functional scientific teams at research institutions in Victoria and Queensland, where together with Professor John Mattick AO, he established Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (2000).

JIM ROTTSOLK JD

Director and Chairman, USA

Jim Rottsolk has served as the Chairman and a director of Implicit Bioscience, Inc., the Seattle-based subsidiary of Implicit Bioscience Ltd., since 2012. Jim was the cofounder of Cray Inc., the global supercomputing leader, and served as its Chairman and CEO from 1987 to 2005.

GARRY REDLICH BA LLB

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Garry is a co-founder of Implicit Bioscience and has been in leadership positions in the Australian biotechnology sector since 1999 when he co-founded Peplin Ltd. As CEO, he led Peplin through its IPO on the ASX and negotiated its licensing deal with US dermatology company Allergan, which was the first ever out-licensing of an Australian anti-cancer drug to a US pharmaceutical company. Following completion of Phase 2 clinical development, Peplin was ultimately sold in 2009 to Danish pharmaceutical company Leo Pharma AS for $297m, and the drug which commenced development under his leadership is now registered in all key international markets as Picato™.

IAN FRAZER AC FRS FAA MBChB MD PhD

Director; Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board

Ian Frazer has been an investor and chief scientist of Implicit Bioscience since foundation. As co-inventor of the cervical cancer vaccines Gardasil™ and Cervarix™, Ian Frazer is one of Australia’s most celebrated medical research scientists and holds research funding from several Australian and US funding bodies. He is immediate past president of the Cancer Council Australia and chair of the International Agency for Research on Cancer Scientific Advisory Committee. He advises the World Health Organisation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on papillomavirus vaccines. He won the 2005 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science, was the Australian of the Year in 2006, and won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science in 2008. He was the foundation CEO and Director of Research of the Translational Research Institute until 2015, and now chairs the TRI Foundation Board.

RICHARD MARSDEN BA GDIP APP FIN

Director, Australia

Richard Marsden built a successful career in Brisbane as a financial adviser to businesses and high net worth individuals with National Australia Bank, and as Queensland State Manager and Executive and Investment Committee member of a major financial planning firm. Richard is now based in the U.S.A. He has held a number of honorary positions in not-for-profit entities involved in education and fundraising for medical research. Richard serves as an independent director of the company.

DAN SYRDAL PhD JD

Director, USA

Daniel D. Syrdal joined the Seattle law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe in 1988 and maintained an extensive life sciences and intellectual property transactions practice through to 2011. Dr. Syrdal spent several years in an in-house position with Cytran, Inc. where his responsibilities included identification and evaluation of technology, negotiation and implementation of joint ventures, licensing, development agreements and directing international research and development efforts for ODS in Russia.

LEE HUNTSMAN PhD

Director, USA

Dr Huntsman was an early investor in Implicit Bioscience, Inc. and has served on the group’s US board of directors since 2013. After distinguished service in academic leadership spanning more than two decades including his time as President and Provost of the University of Washington, Lee Huntsman was named President Emeritus by the University Board of Regents in July 2004. UW consistently ranks in the top five research universities in the US and in the top ten world-wide. From 2005 to 2012, Dr Huntsman also served as the first executive director of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority, a public-private partnership intended to advance life sciences research in the state.

NORMAN LEMAY AB

Director, USA

Mr Lemay is an entrepreneur, educator and philosopher with a background in waste management and investment in the Seattle area. Originally a high-school art teacher, Norm went on to transform his family’s waste management business into an asset worth more than $300M and has become a significant investor in Implicit Bioscience, Inc. He is a successful author and public speaker and serves on a number of industry and company boards in the USA.

MANAGEMENT
MARION KOSTER Bsc (Hons) CPA GIA (Cert)

Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

Marion joined Implicit Bioscience in late 2012 and was appointed to her present position one year later. She has held finance roles of increasing seniority in companies in Australia and overseas, including at an ASX-listed biotechnology company. Marion is a qualified CPA in Australia, and a certificated member of the Governance Institute of Australia. She holds an Honours degree in Genetics, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK.

DAVID CROWE PhD

Research & Development

David is an accomplished cell and molecular biologist with experience leading drug discovery and development teams in target selection, validation, lead optimization, and pre-clinical development. His experience in autoimmune, fibrotic, and oncology indications has seen him in senior leadership positions in a US biotech company and two Seattle-based biotech start-ups.

MARK APPLEBY PhD

Preclinical Research

Mark is an immunologist with 20 years’ experience working in early stage target discovery and development in the biopharmaceutical industry.
He has worked in a variety of settings ranging from start-up environments through established global pharmaceutical companies and has led programs across research sites around the globe and between industrial and academic partners. Most recently he was a founding member of the target discovery and validation group at Novo Nordisk in Seattle where he was responsible for the identification and implementation of discovery strategies in autoimmune disease and diabetic complications, and for the evaluation and management of external collaborations with industrial and academic partners.

BRIAN ZIEGELAAR PhD

Chief Business Officer

Brian is a medical product marketing and commercialisation specialist with experience in both the medical device and pharmaceuticals industry. Since transitioning from academia (tissue engineering), Brian has worked exclusively in small medium enterprise biotechnology companies. Brian’s skill set evolved in the adaptive start-up environment and includes product innovation & development, business development, marketing, market access, product management, regulatory affairs support, supply chain development, technical sales, budgeting and planning. This broad skill set positions Brian to support partnering and business development activities at Implicit Bioscience.

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