MTPConnect appoints experienced industry and R&D executive

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MTPConnect has appointed experienced industry and R&D executive Alex Fowkes as a new non-executive director. 

Mr Fowkes is returning to Australia from Singapore after serving as chief strategy officer for WuXi NextCODE.   

Mr Fowkes was previously with WuXi AppTec, a privately-owned global pharmaceutical and device open-access capability and technology platform company, where he worked in senior roles for commercial operations and business development.

His career has also included fifteen years at Pfizer in a number of management roles including in Asia Research Strategy and Operations, Worldwide Research and Development and Head of Legal Affairs, Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Fowkes holds a Bachelor of Law from Bond University and a Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Pharmacology from the University of Queensland.

According to MTPConnect Chair, Sue MacLeman, “Alex brings extensive experience to MTPConnect from the pharmaceutical, contract research and bioinformatics industries. He has a deep understanding of the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector, particularly in Asia.

“With his expertise in corporate strategy, venture capital and drug development, Alex’s strategic oversight will be invaluable as we continue to progress our multi-million-dollar funding programs to drive innovation and commercialisation for better health outcomes in Australia and globally.”