Hexima Management

Professor Marilyn A Anderson

Professor Marilyn A Anderson

Executive Director, Chief Science Officer

Professor Marilyn Anderson is a founding scientist of Hexima. She has over 30 years experience in scientific research in the area of plant biochemistry and genetics. After completing a BSc Honours at The University…

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Dr Nicole van der Weerden

Dr Nicole van der Weerden

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer

Dr Nicole van der Weerden completed her PhD in Biochemistry at La Trobe University in 2007. Her PhD research on the antifungal properties and mechanism of action of plant defensins led to the award of a prestigious…

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Professor Jonathan West

Professor Jonathan West

Non-Executive Chairman

Professor Jonathan West is the Director of the Australian Innovation Research Centre. Prior to assuming his current appointment, he taught for 18 years at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration…

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Dr John Bedbrook

Dr John Bedbrook

Non-Executive Chairman

Dr Bedbrook received his PhD in Molecular biology at Auckland University in 1974, was a Fulbright Fellow to Harvard Medical School, a Cabot Fellow to Harvard University and an EMBO fellow to The Plant Breeding Institute…

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Elisha Larkin

Elisha Larkin

Company Secretary

Elisha joined Hexima in 2006, focusing initially on the Company’s Initial Public Offering before moving into a business development role during Hexima’s major partnering phase. Elisha was appointed Chief Operating Officer…

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Gordon Black

Gordon Black

Non-Executive Director

Gordon Black is CEO and Founder of East West Capital Limited, an investment management company investing in early stage companies operating across the global life sciences industry. He has extensive work experience in…

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Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien

Non-Executive Director

Dan O’Brien was a Director of Hexima between 17 May 2002 and 2 October 2009.  Mr O’Brien is the founder and Chairman of The Hydration Pharmaceuticals Trust (HPT) which established the Hydralyte range of…

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Dr Filippa Brugliera

Dr Filippa Brugliera

Projects Manager

Dr Filippa Brugliera joined Hexima in March 2012. She completed her PhD in Molecular Biology from RMIT University. Dr Brugliera has extensive experience in plant biotechnology and management of projects and staff…

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Dr Mark D Hulett

Dr Mark D Hulett

Project Manager – Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Dr Mark Hulett was appointed Vice President Research in January 2008. Now based at Melbourne’s La Trobe University, Dr Hulett will lead a research program into the potential human applications of Hexima’s proprietary…

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Dr Michael Baker

Dr Michael Baker

Project Manager – Human Antifungal

Dr Baker completed his PhD in Biochemistry at La Trobe University in 2009 and his thesis was awarded the Nancy Millis award for the most outstanding thesis in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering. In 2009…

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Dr Yolanda Gaspar

Dr Yolanda Gaspar

Regulatory and Compliance Officer

Dr Gaspar has a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Melbourne and has worked as Hexima’s Regulatory and Compliance Manager since 2003. Dr Gaspar is experienced in all aspects of regulatory and compliance…

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Dr Susanna Herd

Dr Susanna Herd

Intellectual Property Manager

Dr Susanna Herd holds a PhD, a Dip Ed and a Master of Intellectual Property Law from the University of Melbourne. Her research interests have included inherited disorders of copper metabolism and the role of molecular…

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