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Annual Report

Board of Directors

Frederick Bart

Non-Executive Chair

In 1985, Mr Bart was appointed the Managing Director of Textile Industries Australia The Group employed over 1,200 people and distributed product to many countries worldwide. The Company manufactured and distributed the majority of bed linen in Australia under brands like Sheridan and ACTIL The Company was sold in 1987.

In 1989, Mr Bart established and chairs a number of private companies under the umbrella of the Bart Group which covered hotels, retail, commercial and residential land development and technologies which still continue to operate. The Group today employs in excess of 1,000 people and is active in many local and overseas markets.

In 2001, Mr Bart became Chairman of Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited (ASX: EOS). Since that time it has grown to be one of Australia’s premier defence companies with activities in many countries worldwide employing over 400 people and is currently included in the S&P/ASX 300.

In September 2000, Mr Bart became a director and Chairman of Audio Pixels Holdings Limited (ASX: AKP). Audio Pixels is developing the first digital speaker in the world and currently has a market capitalisation of over $600m.

In 2013, Mr Bart became Chairman and majority shareholder of Immunovative Therapies Limited, a private Israeli company involved in the manufacture of vaccines for the treatment of certain forms of cancer. The Company has undertaken trials in both collateral and liver cancers.

In March 2018, Mr Bart joined the Board of Weebit Nano Limited (ASX: WBT). Weebit is a developer of memory technology (1,000 X faster, 1,000 X more energy efficient and 100X higher endurance) than existing flash memory technologies.

In May 2020, Mr Bart was appointed to the Board of Noxopharm Limited (ASX: NOX).

Graham Kelly

Graham Kelly

CEO and Managing Director

BSc (Vet) (Hons, BVSc (Hons), PhD

Graham graduated with degrees in Science (1968) and Veterinary Science (1969) from The University of Sydney. After graduation he joined the newly-formed Department of Transplant Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Sydney, gaining a Doctor of Philosophy in 1972. The subject of his PhD thesis was the manufacture and use of a novel drug for the treatment of tissue rejection in kidney transplant recipients, with that drug subsequently being commercialised and used globally in kidney transplantation. Graham was appointed Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Surgery at The University of Sydney, contributing through research in the areas of organ recovery for transplantation and liver transplant surgery. The increased susceptibility of organ transplant recipients to malignant cancer eventually led Graham to focus on the causes of that phenomenon, and in turn, to the broader issue of the link between diet and the incidences of certain cancers. The latter area of research led to a research interest in dietary isoflavones and their role in human health.

Graham developed a theory that dietary isoflavones were metabolised within the body into novel chemicals that possessed important hormone-like functions, and as such made important contributions to human health. That theory provided the basis for Graham leaving academia and founding the company, Norvet Ltd, which listed on the ASX in 1994. That company subsequently changed its name to Novogen Ltd and listed in the US on NASDAQ (1998). Graham was variously CEO, Executive Chairman and an Executive Director of Novogen, 1994-2006. He also was Executive Chairman of Marshall Edwards Inc (MEI) which listed on London’s AIM exchange (2001) and NASDAQ (2003). MEI subsequently became MEI Pharma Inc. Graham resigned from his executive and Board positions at Novogen and MEI in 2006.

In 2011, Graham joined private biotechnology company, Triaxial Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, as Executive Chairman. Concerned at the direction being taken by the Novogen Board in having stripped all assets from the Company and leaving it without a business, Graham engineered a reverse takeover of Novogen Ltd by Triaxial in December 2012 and set about rebuilding the Company. He remained as CEO and Executive Chairman of Novogen until June 2015 and was responsible for in-licensing that Company’s anti-tropomyosin drug technology, for establishing a joint venture company with Yale University, and for establishing a solid financial base.

In early-2012, Graham addressed the matter of the transport of isoflavones in the blood of humans, conducting formulation studies in a private capacity that led shortly thereafter to the concept behind NOX66. After leaving Novogen in 2015, Graham established private biotechnology company Noxopharm Pty Ltd in order to commercialise NOX66.

Peter Marks

Peter Marks

Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman

B.Econ; LL.B; Grad Dip. Comm.Law;  (all Monash Univ.) MBA (Scottish Business School, Edinburgh)

Peter brings over 30 years’ experience in corporate advisory, investment banking and director/advisory roles to the Board. With several leading firms, Peter’s corporate skills lie in capital raising for pre-IPO and listed companies, cross border M&A transactions, corporate underwriting, and venture capital transactions for companies in Australia, US & Israel.

Over this period Peter has been involved in a very broad range of transactions, with a special focus in the life sciences, biotechnology, medical technology and high tech segments. He has been a Director and/or Chairman of several public companies. He currently is a Director of Prana Biotechnology Ltd (ASX & Nasdaq listed) since 2005, Chairman of Armadale Capital Plc (AIM listed) since 2009, and Non-Executive Director of Emefcy Group Limited (ASX listed) since 2015.

Peter provides strategic and corporate advice at various stages of technology commercialisation for companies to transition to an operating entity, and helps facilitate significant commercial transactions to create shareholder value.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law from Monash University, Australia. He also holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Boris Patkin

Boris Patkin

Non-Executive Director

BSc (Industrial Chem) MeSAFAA

Boris brings comprehensive market knowledge, thorough research and years of experience in investment markets & Business Consulting.

Boris’s experience lends itself to Financial & Investment advising but also as a business consultant to further enhance business opportunities in Medical technology & in sourcing other opportunities to enhance investments. Boris has worked extensively with Israeli companies to explore various opportunities in the Medical & disruptive technology space.

Boris has developed an in-depth understanding of industry trends and gained valuable insight into domestic and international markets. Boris has specialised in reconstruction of Companies, Investments &International trade

Boris has completed a Bachelor of Science (Industrial Chemistry). Currently a member of MeSAFAA & an AR with Morgans Financial Ltd

David Franks

David Franks

Company Secretary

B.Ec ( Finance and Accounting)

David is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Justice of Peace and Registered Tax Agent, with over 20 years’ experience as a Director and Company Secretary of numerous publicly listed entities. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Finance and Accounting) from Macquarie University. David is an experienced Company Secretary and Director of listed and unlisted public companies and principal of Franks and Associates Pty Limited (Chartered Accountants). David is currently Company Secretary for the following public companies: Armidale Investment Corporation Limited, Elk Petroleum Limited, JCurve Solutions Limited, Pulse Health Limited, Tomorrow Entertainment Limited, White Energy Company Limited and White Energy Technology Limited.