An Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company


Dr Ross Macdonald

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Dr Macdonald has over 20 years’ experience and a track record of success in pharmaceutical and biotechnology businesses. His career history includes positions as Chief Executive Officer of Hatchtech Pty Ltd, Vice President of Business Development for Sinclair Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a UK-based specialty pharmaceuticals company, Vice President of Business Development for Connetics Corporation (Palo Alto, CA), and Vice President, Corporate Development for Stiefel Laboratories Inc, the largest independent dermatology company in the world and acquired by Glaxo Smith Kline in 2009 for £2.25b. Dr Macdonald has also served as Vice President of Research and Development of F H Faulding & Co Ltd and CEO of Living Cell Technologies Ltd.  His other positions have included non-executive director roles at iSonea Ltd, Telesso Technologies Ltd, Hatchtech Pty Ltd and Relevare Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Dr Macdonald currently serves as a member of the Investment Committee of UniSeed Management Pty Ltd. Dr Macdonald holds a PhD in Biochemistry, Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Swinburne University, and he is a member of the Licensing Executives Society.

Dr Kilian Kelly

Vice President, Product Development

Dr Kilian Kelly has approximately 15 years’ experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology research and development, in both commercial and academic settings. His previous appointments include Senior Director, Drug Development at Biota Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: BOTA), Vice President, Regulatory and Clinical at Mesoblast Limited (ASX:MSB), and various regulatory affairs and project management positions with Kendle International (now INC Research), Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and Astrazeneca (LSE: AZN). Dr Kelly holds a Masters in Pharmacy from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Strathclyde University, Glasgow. He is a registered pharmacist and a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) and the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS).