Board and management
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Patrick McLean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. After four years in basic and applied research in protein nutrition, he moved into sales and marketing for J. Hungerford Smith Co., International Multifoods Corporation (US and Canada) and Catelli Ltd (Canada). In 1983 Patrick joined Ralston Purina Co. (Canada) and became Vice President, General Manager for the animal health division. He has spent the past 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry with strategic marketing, communications and operational management responsibilities.
In 1999 Patrick joined Axcan Pharma Inc., a leading specialty pharmaceutical company in the field of gastroenterology, as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for North America. In 2000 he became Vice President, General Manager for Canada and Europe and, in 2001, Senior Vice President for European Commercial Operations. During his tenure at Axcan, Patrick successfully negotiated 32 international licensing agreements. Patrick built Axcan’s European business with a fully integrated company in France, a logistics and marketing office in Germany, a sales group in the UK and a joint venture in Poland. In addition to these own-organisation companies, he established a licensing and distribution network with pharmaceutical companies across 18 countries, including three in South East Asia.
Patrick is a past president and honorary lifetime member of the Pharmaceutical Marketing Club of Québec and is fluently bilingual in English and French.
Trevor, a registered pharmacist, graduated from the University of Sydney in 1961. Since that time, he has owned and operated several retail pharmacies around Sydney. Trevor moved into Sales and Marketing with Burroughs Wellcome Co. and later became the Founding Managing Director of Stephen Hunter Pty Ltd (of Chemist Own brand fame).
Prof. Thomas Borody M.D. –
Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer
Prof. Thomas Borody is a graduate of the University of New South Wales from which he holds a doctorate in medicine. Prof. Borody is the founder and current Medical Director of the CDD.
Prof. Borody has been a recipient of the Winthrop Travelling Fellowship, the Neil Hamilton Fairly Fellowship and the Marshall & Warren Prize, and was a Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 1983. He is a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, the European Gastroenterology Society, the Functional Brain-Gut Research Group and Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians.
Prof. Borody supervises a number of major research programs as well as being involved as a reviewer for the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Endoscopy, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical Journal of Australia and Digestive and Liver Diseases. He has published in excess of 120 scientific papers. In 2004 he was appointed an Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology, Sydney. In July 2005, Prof. Borody was awarded his PhD from the University of Newcastle.
Prof. Borody has successfully negotiated six international licensing deals for commercialisation of a number of products in his patent portfolio.
Chris Bilkey, Director
Marcus Conner, Company Secretary