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.