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Mesoblast Ltd (MESO.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Jamieson

2007 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Silviu Itescu

2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

William Burns

2016 Vice Chairman of the Board

Joshua Muntner

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Peter Howard

2011 General Counsel, Corporate Executive

John McMannis

2011 Head of Manufacturing

Paul Simmons

2011 Head of Research and New Product Development

Donna Skerrett

2011 Chief Medical Officer

Geraldine Storton

Head of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Management

Charlie Harrison

2014 Company Secretary

Joseph Swedish

66 2018 Director

Shawn Tomasello

59 2018 Director

Donal O'Dwyer

64 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Eric Rose

67 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Spooner

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Julie Meldrum

Global Head - Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Jamieson

Mr. Brian Jamieson, FCA, is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Mesoblast Ltd., since November 22, 2007. He was Chief Executive of Minter Ellison Melbourne and a partner of the Minter Ellison Revenue Group from 2002 to 2005. He retired as Chief Executive of Minter Ellison Melbourne on December 31, 2005. Prior to joining Minter Ellison, Mr. Jamieson was Chief Executive Officer at KPMG Australia from 1998 to 2000, Managing Partner of KPMG Melbourne and Southern Regions from 1993 to 1998 and Chairman of KPMG Melbourne from 2001 to 2002. He was also a KPMG Board Member in Australia, and a member of the USA Management Committee. Mr. Jamieson is Chairman of Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited and a Non-Executive Director of the Tatts Group Limited. He is also a Director and Treasurer of the Bionics Institute. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. 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.

Silviu Itescu

Dr. Silviu Itescu is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Mesoblast Ltd. Prior to founding Mesoblast in 2004, Dr. Itescu established an international reputation as a physician scientist in the fields of stem cell biology, autoimmune diseases, organ transplantation, and heart failure. He has been a faculty member of Columbia University in New York, and of Melbourne and Monash universities in Australia. In 2011, Dr. Itescu was named BioSpectrum Asia Person of the Year. In 2013, he received the inaugural Key Innovator Award from the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture for his leadership in translational science and clinical medicine in relation to adult stem cell therapy. Dr. Itescu has consulted for various international pharmaceutical companies, has been an adviser to biotechnology and health care investor groups, and has served on the board of directors of several publicly listed life sciences companies.

William Burns

Mr. William A. Burns is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. 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 a Non- Executive Lead Independent Director of Shire PLC, has been a Non-Executive Director of 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, Mr. Burns was appointed a trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK, and in 2016 a Governor of The Wellcome Trust in London. 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.

Joshua Muntner

Mr. Joshua B. Muntner is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr Muntner has accrued 20 years’ experience in healthcare investment banking and corporate finance, and has been involved in a wide range of healthcare-related transactions with approximately $11 billion in value. Most recently, he led corporate development and financial transactions at Nasdaq listed biotechnology company, ContraFect Corporation. Previously, Mr Muntner served as Managing Director and Co-Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Janney Montgomery Scott, and spent nine years at Oppenheimer & Co. and its U.S. predecessor, CIBC World Markets. He also served as an investment banker at Prudential Securities. Mr Muntner said he was delighted to be joining Mesoblast as it transitions to a commercial organization. “Mesoblast is a dynamic company that is well positioned to capitalize on its portfolio of cell therapy product candidates with the potential to bring about paradigm-changing clinical outcomes.”

Peter Howard

Mr. Peter Howard is General Counsel and Corporate Executive of the Company, since July 2011. As external counsel and partner at Australian law firm, Middletons (now, K&L Gates), Mr. Howard has been integrally involved with Mesoblast since its inception and public listing on the ASX in 2004. More generally, Mr. Howard has extensive experience with many biopharmaceutical firms and major research institutions, covering public listings, private financings, strategic, licensing, intellectual property and mergers and acquisition activities. He has done so in several roles, including as a partner at a major law firm, entrepreneur, director and senior executive.

John McMannis

Dr. John McMannis, Ph.D. is Head of Manufacturing of the Company. He has 27 years of experience in clinical cellular therapy trials in both academic and commercial environments. Before joining Mesoblast, Dr. McMannis served at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as a Professor of Medicine from 1999 to 2011, and as the Director of the Cell Therapy Laboratory from 1999 to 2011, and as the Technical Director of the Cord Blood Bank from 2008 to 2011. Before his tenure at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. McMannis was a Senior Director Technical Affairs at the Immunotherapy Division of Baxter and Therapy Scientist at COBE BCT (now Terumo BCT). Dr. McMannis has served on the scientific advisory boards at BioSafe SA, Biolife Solutions, Inc., and General Electric and on the board of directors for the American Association of Blood Banks, or AABB, and the National Marrow Donor Program, or NMDP, which operates the “Be the Match” donor program.

Paul Simmons

Dr. Paul Simmons, Ph.D. is Head of Research and New Product Development of the Company. He has nearly 30 years of experience in stem cell research, especially research in basic hematopoiesis and in precursor cells for the stromal system of the bone marrow, and served as President of the International Society of Stem Cell Research, or ISSCR, from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining Mesoblast, Dr. Simmons held the C. Harold and Lorine G. Wallace Distinguished University Chair at the University of Texas Health from 2008 to 2011 and served as the inaugural Professor and Director of the Centre for Stem Cell Research at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine from 2006 to 2011. Dr. Simmons is, or has served as, an associate editor, a member of the editorial board, or a reviewer on multiple scientific and medical journals including Experimental Hematology, Cytotherapy and Stem Cell Research, Cell Stem Cell, Stem Reports, Science and Nature.

Donna Skerrett

Dr. Donna Skerrett, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. She previously held roles at Mesoblast in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs since 2004. Dr. Skerrett has 20 years of combined experience in transfusion medicine, cellular therapy, and transplantation. Prior to joining Mesoblast, Dr. Skerrett was Director of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York from 2004 to 2011, and she served as Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine and Director of Stem Cell Facilities at Columbia University’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital from 1999 to 2004. She has been an advisor to the New York State Department of Health on the Progenitor Cell Committee since 1989 and has been Chair of the Governor’s Council on Blood and Transfusion Services since 2007, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine.

Geraldine Storton

Ms. Geraldine Storton, MBA is Head of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Management of the Company. Ms. Storton is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with more than 24 years’ experience across the full value chain of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Research and Development, production and commercialization worldwide. She has an extensive background in regulatory affairs and quality, most recently as a consultant to cell therapy companies. Prior to this, Ms. Storton held executive roles at Hospira, and its predecessor companies in both regulatory affairs and quality, with a focus on major program management. As Vice President, Program Management, Quality, at Hospira headquarters in Chicago, she led a company-wide quality remediation program to improve compliance in manufacturing across 15 facilities worldwide. As Regional Director, Commercial Quality ANZ, Asia and Japan, Ms. Storton was responsible for quality oversight and management of all products sold in Asia Pacific countries. Her responsibilities included regulatory compliance, batch release, field actions, complaints management, change control, due diligence and new product launch. As director of global regulatory operations, Ms. Storton managed development and registration of new products and on-market management of the existing product portfolio for all Hospira’s products developed or manufactured within Asia Pacific for global distribution. She joined Mesoblast in December 2015.

Charlie Harrison

Mr. Charlie Harrison serves as Company Secretary of Mesoblast Limited., since 1 September 2014. Mr. Harrison joined Mesoblast as a legal counsel in 2013. He was previously a senior associate at the international law firm Allens, working in their Hong Kong and Melbourne offices for nine years as a corporate lawyer. Mr. Harrison has an Arts/Law degree from the University of Melbourne.

Joseph Swedish

Mr. Joseph R. Swedish is Director of the Company. Mr Swedish has more than two decades of healthcare leadership experience as the CEO for major U.S. healthcare organizations. Most recently, he has served as Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM), a Fortune 33 company and the leading health benefits provider in the U.S. Prior to joining Anthem, Mr Swedish was CEO for several major integrated healthcare delivery systems, including Trinity Health and Colorado’s Centura Health. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for IBM Corporation, CDW Corporation, and Proteus Digital Health. For 12 consecutive years, Modern Healthcare named Mr Swedish as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

Shawn Tomasello

Ms. Shawn Cline Tomasello is Director of the company. She brings substantial commercial and transactional experience to the Mesoblast board. Since 2015, Ms Tomasello has been Chief Commercial Officer at leading immuno-oncology cell therapy company Kite Pharma, where she played a pivotal role in the company's acquisition in 2017 by Gilead Sciences for $11.9 billion. Prior to this she served as Chief Commercial Officer at Pharmacyclics, Inc., which was acquired in 2015 by AbbVie, Inc. for $21 billion. Ms Tomasello previously was President of the Americas, Hematology and Oncology at Celgene Corporation where she managed over $4 billion in product revenues, and was instrumental in various global expansion and acquisition strategies. She has also held senior positions at Genentech, Pfizer Laboratories, Miles Pharmaceuticals and Procter & Gamble. Ms Tomasello currently serves on the Board of Directors of Centrexion Therapeutics, Oxford BioTherapeutics and Diplomat Rx.

Donal O'Dwyer

Mr. Donal P. O'Dwyer is Non-Executive Independent Director of Mesoblast Ltd. 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, 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.

Eric Rose

Dr. Eric A. Rose, M.D., is Non-Executive Independent Director of Mesoblast Ltd. He is currently Executive Chairman of SIGA Technologies. From 2008 through 2012, Dr. Rose served as the Edmond A. Guggenheim Professor and Chairman of the Department of Health Evidence and Policy at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. From 1994 through 2007, Dr. Rose served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Columbia Presbyterian Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital. From 1982 through 1992, he led the Columbia Presbyterian heart transplantation program in the United States. Dr. Rose currently sits on the board of directors of ABIOMED. His experience as a surgeon, researcher and businessman provides medical, pharmaceutical, scientific and industry expertise.

Michael Spooner

Mr. Michael R. Spooner is Non-Executive Independent Director of Mesoblast Ltd. During this period he has filled various roles including as Chairman from the date of our Australian IPO in 2004 until 2007, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee as well as a member of our Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Over the past several years, Mr. Spooner has served on the board of directors in various capacities at several Australian and international biotechnology companies, including BiVacor Pty Ltd (2009-2013), Advanced Surgical Design & Manufacture Limited (2010-2011), Peplin, Inc. (2004-2009), Hawaii Biotech, Inc. (2010-2012), Hunter Immunology Limited (2007-2008), and Ventracor Limited (2001-2003). He is the chairman of Simavita Limited since May 2016. Prior to returning to Australia in 2001, Mr. Spooner spent much of his career internationally where he served in various roles including as a partner to PA Consulting Group, a UK-based management consultancy and a Principal Partner and Director of Consulting Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Coopers & Lybrand) in Hong Kong. In addition Mr. Spooner has owned and operated several international companies providing services and has consulted to a number of U.S. and Asian public companies. Mr. Spooner provides executive management, commercial, business strategy and accounting expertise as well as established relationships with investment firms and business communities worldwide.

Julie Meldrum