Dr Chris Nave
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Chris Nave has been a director since January 2011. He is a founding partner of Brandon Capital Partners and Principal Executive of the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund. Chris has been directly in the management, fundraising, and successful spinouts of various companies in the life sciences industry. He previously was Director of Commercialisation at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia, and prior to this, was Manager of the Biotechnology Team at Melbourne Ventures. Chris has international experience with Leiras Pharmaceuticals in Finland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schering AG, working for their Business Development group. He successfully moved companies to the US, securing investment from US investors for these companies. Chris is currently a Director of Osprey Medical Inc., Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, Fibrotech Therapeutics, Fluorotrop Pty Ltd and BACE Therapeutics. Chris has a first-class Honours degree in Science and a Ph.D. in Endocrinology and Physiology from the University of Melbourne.