Mr Sergio Duchini (Non-Executive Chairman)

Mr Duchini brings over a decade of board-level experience with expertise spanning professional services, life sciences, biotechnology, banking, finance, and the not-for-profit sector. His extensive background includes roles such as Chair, Executive and Non-Executive Board Director, Risk & Audit Committee Chair, and Chief Strategy Officer.

Currently, Mr Duchini serves as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Enlitic Inc., a US company focused on leveraging artificial intelligence to enhance workflow and patient outcomes in radiology. Additionally, he holds the position of Chair at Lymphoma Australia, a leading not-for-profit organization supporting lymphoma patients and their caregivers in Australia.

Mr Duchini has previously sat on the AusBiotech Board of Directors for nine years, where he played a pivotal role in the development of two national life science industry strategies. He also served as a Board Director at Deloitte Australia, overseeing the governance, strategy development, and stewardship of the partnership with annual revenues of $2.2 billion.

Mr Duchini’s executive experience includes 23 years at Deloitte Australia where he held multiple senior positions as an equity partner. He advised Australian and international groups to manage their investments in R&D nationally and internationally, developed and executed the national tax strategy, and led senior cross-disciplinary teams serving prominent clients such as National Australia Bank, ANZ Bank, and Australia Post.

Dr Michael Thurn (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer)

Dr Michael Thurn brings broad experience in drug discovery, development, regulation and commercialisation, acquired through leadership roles in research organisations and industry, including early-stage, fastgrowing, private and publicly listed biotechnology companies. His previous responsibilities have included leading a variety of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational New Drug (IND) applications across a range of therapeutic areas and the evaluation of drugs and vaccines for registration in Australia as a part of the Drug Safety Evaluation Branch (DSEB) of the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Michael has also been responsible for the execution of Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials and business development activities across animal and human health products. He possesses strong entrepreneurial, leadership and management skills that have seen him achieve outstanding results over a 25 year career in the biotechnology industry, including co-founding MARP Therapeutics and roles with Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT), Mimetica, Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, Cytopia, Xenome and Novogen. During this time, Dr Thurn has gained Australian and US capital markets exposure and has successfully accessed funding through private and public channels, partnerships, and non-dilutive means.

Mr Marcus Hughes (Non-Executive Director)

Mr Hughes brings more than 20 years’ experience with listed companies. He possesses extensive corporate finance experience, having led project financing and capital raisings in the industrial sector. He has held senior managerial, tax and finance roles with multi-national companies including Lend Lease, Fortescue Metals and Rio Tinto.