Board of Directors

John Moore

John Moore

Non-Executive Chairman

John currently serves as Chairman of Trialogics, a clinical trial informatics business, Scientific Industries (SCND-OTCQB) a producer of laboratory instruments for the life sciences industry, and Cormetech, Inc. John was CEO of Acorn Energy from 2006 to 2015, during which time the CoaLogix business was acquired for US$11 million and sold for US$101 million, and the Comverge business listed in the US before its sale to Constellation Energy. In 2002 he was a Partner and CEO of Edson Moore Healthcare Ventures and acquired for US$148 million a portfolio of sixteen drug delivery investments from Elan Pharmaceuticals.

He is a graduate of Rutgers University, US.

Christopher Cox

Christopher Cox

Non-Executive Director

Christopher Cox is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Population Health Partners, L.P., a global private equity firm focused on innovative therapeutics with the potential to transform health outcomes for populations. Prior to that, from January 2012 to February 2020, Chris was a partner at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP where he also served as the Chairman of Cadwalader’s Corporate Department and as a member of its Management Committee. Chris remains a Senior Attorney of Cadwalader.

From February 2016 to March 2019, Chris was seconded to The Medicines Company, a global biopharmaceutical company, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer and was responsible for business development and strategy. Prior to January 2012, Chris was a partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.

Chris also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Symphony Capital Holdings, LLC, a private investment holding company with interests in life sciences, entertainment and technology.

Chris received both his undergraduate degree and J.D. from the University of Missouri.

Ruediger Weseloh

Ruediger Weseloh Ph.D.

Non-Executive Director

Ruediger Weseloh is a Senior Director of Business Development at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, where over a period of 15 years he has led more than 60 transactions for its pharmaceutical division, completing deals across the drug development value chain in the fields of Oncology, Rheumatology, Neurodegenerative diseases, and Fertility. Before Merck KGaA, Dr. Weseloh spent 5 years as a Biotech/Pharma Equity Analyst, at Gontard & Metallbank AG, Frankfurt, and Sal. Oppenheim, Cologne/Frankfurt, as well as 3 years as a Postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine in Goettingen.

Dr. Weseloh has a university diploma in Biochemistry from the University of Hannover and a Ph.D. in Molecular Neurobiology, obtained at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology in Hamburg. Dr. Weseloh also serves on the Supervisory Board of Cytotools AG, Freiburg, Germany.

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Marcus Frampton

Marcus Frampton

Non-Executive Director

Marcus Frampton currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), the $82 billion sovereign wealth fund for the State of Alaska. Marcus manages the investment team at APFC and leads all investment decisions related to APFC’s investment portfolio within the guidelines established by APFC’s Board of Trustees.

Prior to joining the APFC in 2012, Marcus held positions ranging from Investment Banking Analyst & Associate at Lehman Brothers (2002-2005), to private equity investing at PCG Capital Partners (2005-2010), and acted as an executive of a private equity-backed portfolio company at LPL Financial (2010-2012). In addition to his duties at the APFC, Marcus is also a shareholder and sits on the board of directors of Scientific Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory equipment and the owner of intellectual property related to bioprocessing systems. Marcus graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s degree in Business-Economics and a Minor in Accounting.

Ian Dixon

Ian Dixon

Non-Executive Director

Ian Dixon has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Monash University, an MBA from Swinburne University and professional engineering qualifications. In 2011, Dr. Dixon Co-Founded Cynata Inc, a company that is progressing the commercialisation of what has become the Cymerus technology of ASX-listed Cynata Therapeutics Ltd (ASX-CYP). Dr. Dixon is a co-inventor of the LEAP Technology owned by Exopharm.

Dr. Dixon brings to the Board an extensive technical and entrepreneurial background in founding, building and running technology-based companies, in recognising the potential commercial value of early-stage drug development, and in understanding the challenges involved in drug development. Dr. Dixon is also a founder of Exopharm Ltd. During the last three years, Dr. Dixon has served as a director of the following listed companies: Medigard Ltd (ASX:MGZ) and Noxopharm Ltd (ASX:NOX).


Dr. Gisela Mautner

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Gisela Mautner is a medical doctor with more than 20 years pharmaceutical industry experience encompassing all aspects of drug development, from clinical research through to product commercialisation. She is a seasoned senior leader, having held positions at MSD (Merck), Bayer and Amgen, where she successfully launched several new drugs in different therapeutic areas, including in cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Mautner was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Noxopharm (ASX: NOX) in 2022, previously serving as its Chief Medical Officer since 2019. She holds a Doctor of Medicine and PhD from Germany, a Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University of Chicago.