Botanix further expands executive team

Botanix has today welcomed two highly experienced US-based dermatology executives to the team:

  • Chief Medical Adviser, Dr Patricia Walker 
  • Chief Commercial Officer, Mr Howie McKibbon

Dr Walker is a board-certified dermatologist specialising in medical and aesthetic dermatology. She is an industry expert and has served in various leadership roles, including President and head of R&D for Brickell Biotech; Chief Medical Officer for Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Allergan Medical Aesthetics; and Vice President and Dermatology Therapeutic Area Head at Allergan. 

Howie has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including working directly as part of my team as Senior-Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Anacor Pharmaceuticals; Senior Vice-President, Worldwide Commercial Operations at Dermavant Science; and  Vice-President, Dermatology and Immunology at Medicis Pharmaceuticals. Howie has launched 15 products including 11 in dermatology, and managed over 30 dermatology products. Importantly too, he played a significant role in two of the world’s largest dermatology acquisitions with combined valuations of $7.8 billion. 

These new executives contribute valuable dermatology and commercial leadership credentials to our team, as Botanix prepares to move from clinical development towards focused commercialisation of our product portfolio.

Click here to read today’s ASX release.

Tim Boreham Boardroom Interview

Botanix Executive Director, Matt Callahan, visited Melbourne last week and took the time to participate in a boardroom interview with veteran business and biotech journalist, @Tim Boreham.

As part of this conversation, Matt Callahan explains the strategic importance of following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) clinical development blueprint, as we develop our dermatology and antimicrobial products, and reiterates the value of recruiting a highly experienced team at the helm. 

He also explains the meticulous methodology underpinning Botanix’s clinical trial process and how we are moving our late-stage products even closer to large underserved patient cohorts in the world’s largest healthcare markets.

Take a look:

Danny Sharp appointed Non-Executive Director

Botanix has today announced the appointment of a new Australian-based Non-Executive Director to the Board, Danny Sharp.

Danny is a highly respected investment banker with more than 30 years’ experience and strong networks within global capital markets, institutional investment and private wealth too. Healthcare and technology are his speciality areas of expertise.

Most recently, Danny was Corporate Finance Executive Director of Canaccord Genuity, and he has previously spearheaded the Corporate Finance departments at both Shaw and Partners and Lodge Partners. 

Click here to read today’s ASX release.

Conversation Series | Dr Ira Lawrence

Interested to learn more about the opportunities we are pursuing at Botanix, directly from the people at the centre of our clinical development work?

Over the next two months we’ll be sharing with you a Conversation Series, showcasing video interviews with specialist consultants and key opinion leaders who we are proud to have recruited to our leadership team.

The first of these is with Dr Ira Lawrence, a Medical Advisor with more than 30 years of senior leadership experience within the global pharmaceutical and medical device industries. 

Watch this short video to hear what Dr Lawrence has to say about the future of dermatology.