Kenneth Windle


Ken Windle worked 30 years with Glaxo/Glaxo Wellcome (now gsk) in International positions including Member of the Group’s Executive Committee. This career in-cluded Head of Global Commercialisation based in London, CEO of subsidiaries in UK, Australia, and Regional President Asia Pacific. He was Chairman and CEO of Advent Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd which he co-founded in 2001 and sold in2018. He was Director of Aus Bio Ltd, Chairman of their R&D Committee, Deputy Chair of Acrux, and NED of NZ Pharmaceuticals. He is Chairman of RMIT’s PAC and NED of Opal. He served 8 years as a Member of Innovation Australia which included Chairman of the Board’s COMET and P3 Committees, member of IIIF Committee, and PISG Working Group. He was Chairman of the working group in Victorian Govt’s. Biotechnology Strategic Development Plan. Graduating from Otago Uni-versity in Pharmacy and pharmacology, he further studied Economics at Massey University, and completed the Executive Programme at London Business School. Mr Windle has previously served as Consultant to the (Australian) Prime Minister’s Science Council on Industry Development, Director of the (Singapore) Economic Development Board EDB, and (Singapore’s) Committee on Competitiveness. He was for 2 three year terms Chairman of the APMA (now Medicines Australia), a member of the Pharmaceuticals Industry Advisory Committee, a member of Phar-maceuticals Industry Action Agenda (PIAAG), member of the Pharmaceuticals In-dustry Strategy Group (PISG), and has been twice a winner of the Governor of Victoria’s Export Prize.

Julie Phillips


Ms Julie Phillips has a strong background in the biotech and pharmaceutical in-dustry, having worked as the CEO and Director of start-up Australian biotechnolo-gy companies operating in the life sciences sector. She is Managing Director of BioDiem’s subsidiary, Opal Biosciences Ltd, Chairman of the Innovation and Sci-ence Australia’s R&D Incentives Committee, until Feb 2020 was Chairman of AusBiotech Ltd, the peak biotechnology industry association in Australia, and is currently a Director of the Medtech and Pharma Growth Centre, MTP Connect. Julie has also been appointed to the University of Newcastle’s Council and sits on a number of government advisory committees.

Damien Hannes


Mr. Hannes has over 25 years of finance, operations, sales and management experience. He has most recently served over 15 years as a managing director and a member of the operating committee, among other senior management positions, for Credit Suisse’s listed derivatives business in equities, commodities and fixed income in its Asia and Pacific region. From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Hannes was a director for Fay Richwhite Australia, a New Zealand merchant bank. Prior to his tenure with Fay Richwhite, Mr. Hannes was the director of operations and chief financial officer of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Futures Ltd, a US investment bank. He has successfully raised capital and developed and managed mining, commodities trading and manufacturing businesses in the global market. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the NSW University of Technology and subsequently completed the Institute of Chartered Accounts Professional Year before being seconded into the commercial sector.

From 2009 to 2019 Mr Hannes was a non-executive director of Sundance Energy Australia Ltd (ASX) and Sundance Energy Inc (NASDAQ) after a re-domicile to the US. Damien was Chairman of the remuneration committee and a member of the audit committee in his time on the board at Sundance Energy. Damien has held various other Directorships in other private businesses in a capacity as Chairman and as a non executive Director.