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PhD, MBA, MAICD
Dr Ian Dixon has a PhD in biomedical engineering from Monash University, an MBA from Swinburne University and professional engineering qualifications.
Ian has been successful in translating technology challenges into valuable businesses and respected intellectual property.
Ian is a co-inventor of Exopharm’s LEAP manufacturing technology and a co-inventor of Fortrexo, part of Exopharm’s EEV pipeline.
Ian brings to Exopharm an extensive technical, commercial and entrepreneurial background.
Before founding Exopharm in 2013, Ian co-founded Cynata Inc, the owner of the Cymerus stem cell technology now being commercialised by ASX-listed clinical-stage Cynata Therapeutics Ltd (ASX:CYP).
He is also non-executive director of NYRADA Inc. (ASX:NYR), co-inventor of Nyrada PCSK9 inhibitor drug NYX-330, and founder and investor of Cardio Therapeutics Pty Ltd.
Ian was previously a founding director of Sydney-based Noxopharm Ltd (ASX:NOX) and non-executive director of Melbourne unlisted company Cell Therapies Pty Ltd.
Dr Chris Baldwin received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, while matriculated at Trinity College. Chris joined Exopharm in November 2019, bringing a wide range of global commercial experience to the company.
Most recently, Chris was responsible for Haemonetics’ largest and most profitable business unit across Asia Pacific, with P&L responsibilities from Taiwan to Pakistan. Previously responsible for all sales and marketing in Southeast Asia, Chris provided strategy leadership across Asia Pacific, including China.
Chris’ strategic focus and approach to management comes from his time at McKinsey and Company, where he served banking, pharmaceutical and NGO clients.
Healthcare became the focus of Chris’ career at New York Blood Center, where he was Executive Director for 8 years and responsible for the blood supply across the greater New York metropolitan area.
David Oxley brings extensive commercial experience in life sciences, with a focus in novel technologies in the biotech and life sciences sectors. He has a proven track record of commercial success, including prosecuting complex, cross-border licensing constructs, inclusive of non-dilutive capital raising, world-wide commercial P&L management, and new product launch experience.
Within the biotech sector, his most recent experiences include senior vice president of business development and licensing for a Melbourne-based cellular medicines company, chief executive officer of a Beijing-based cellular medicines company, and senior vice president of emerging markets and GM of China for a California-based regenerative medicines company.
Prior to his tenure within the biotech sector, David served a combined eighteen years in executive leadership positions in the life sciences arena, including head of global sales and marketing and head of global government relations for medical devices companies, health-care capital markets management for a leading U.S. bank, healthcare policy advocacy before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in addition to service as legislative staff for a Member of the United States Congress.
Beyond his corporate management experience, David served on the boards of a privately held antibody-based medical device company in the U.S. and a not-for-profit foundation that is focused on infectious diseases in Africa.
David completed his bachelors’ studies in history at Portland State University and his master’s studies in government and public health at Johns Hopkins University in the U.S.
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