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MESOBLAST LTD filed this Form 20-F on 08/31/2018
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Details of Directors and Senior Management

Board of Directors

Brian Jamieson, FCA

Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Experience and expertise

Mr. Jamieson has served on our board of directors as Chairman since 2007 after retiring as Chief Executive of Minter Ellison Melbourne. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer at KPMG Australia, a KPMG Board Member in Australia, and a member of the USA Management Committee. Mr. Jamieson is Chairman of Sigma Healthcare Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Highfield Resources Ltd, and Director and Treasurer of the Bionics Institute. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. With his over 40 years of experience in providing advice and audit services to a diverse range of public and large private companies, together with his service as a chairman and director at other companies, Mr. Jamieson provides leadership, global management, accounting and regulatory expertise.

 

Other current directorships of listed public companies

Chairman, Sigma Healthcare Ltd (since 2005)

Non-executive Director, Highfield Resources Ltd (since 2018)

 

Former directorships of listed public companies within the last 3 years

Non-executive Director, Tatts Group Ltd (2005 – 2017)

William Burns, BA

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Experience and expertise

Mr. Burns has served on our board of directors since 2014 and was appointed Vice Chairman in 2016. He spent his entire management career at the Beecham Group and F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. He was Chief Executive Officer of Roche Pharmaceuticals from 2001 to 2009, when he joined the board of directors of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. until he retired in 2014. He is the Chair of Molecular Partners, and has been a Non-Executive Director of Shire PLC, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Genentech, Crucell, and Chairman of Biotie Therapies Corp. from 2014 until its sale to Acorda Therapeutics Inc. in 2016. Mr Burns is also a member of the Oncology Advisory Board of the Universities of Cologne/Bonn in Germany. In 2014, he was appointed a trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research, London, and in 2016 a Governor of The Wellcome Trust in London, UK. His extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically as a member of the board of directors of other pharmaceutical companies, provides pharmaceutical, healthcare, industry, leadership and management expertise.

 

Other current directorships of listed public companies

Chair of Molecular Partners (since 2018)

 

Former directorships of listed public companies within the last 3 years

Chairman, Biotie Therapies Corp. (2014 – 2016)

Non-executive Director, Shire (UK) (2010 – 2018)

Donal O’Dwyer, BE, MBA

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Experience and expertise

Mr. O’Dwyer has served on our board of directors since 2004. He has over 25 years of experience as a senior executive in the global cardiovascular and medical devices industries. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. O’Dwyer worked for Cordis Cardiology, the cardiology division of Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis Corporation, initially as its president (Europe) and from 2000 as its worldwide president. Prior to joining Cordis, Mr. O’Dwyer worked with Baxter Healthcare, rising from plant manager in Ireland to president of the Cardiovascular Group, Europe, now Edwards Lifesciences. Mr. O’Dwyer is a qualified civil engineer with an MBA. He is on the board of directors of a number of life sciences companies including Cochlear Limited, CardieX Ltd (formerly called Atcor Medical Holdings Ltd), Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd and NIB Health Funds Ltd. With his experience as a senior executive and a director, as well as his extensive experience in the cardiovascular and medical devices industries, Mr. O’Dwyer provides business, science, engineering and management expertise.

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