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Our team

The people leading MDGH’s mission

Medicines Development for Global Health has assembled a highly experienced leadership team, a seasoned board of directors and a group of distinguished scientific advisors to develop and deliver new medicines for neglected diseases. Our experienced and dedicated team works collaboratively and effectively to achieve global health equity. 

Executive team

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Brett Carter, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

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Mark Sullivan, AO

Managing Director

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Amanda Handley, MPH

Vice President, Head of Development

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Danielle Smith, PhD

Global Head of Regulatory Affairs

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Sally Kinrade, MPH

Vice President, Project Leader Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis

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Board of directors

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Lorna Meldrum, PhD

Chair of the Board

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Mark Sullivan, AO

Managing Director

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Andrew Wilks, PhD

Director

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Daren Armstrong

Company Secretary

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David McGregor

Director

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Development committee

Brian Kearney, PharmD

Chief Development Officer at Pardes Biosciences

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Joseph Camardo, MD

Independent Medical Advisor

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Fran Brown, PhD

Senior Vice President for Drug Development Science, Integrated Drug Development at Certara

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Ralph Smalling, MS

Principal at Linus Consulting, LLC

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Gerald Fisher, PhD

Principal at GL Fisher Consulting, LLC

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George Morstyn, MBBS, PhD

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Craig R. Rayner, PharmD, MBA, FRCP Edin

Director of Regional Research Centre for Respiratory Medicines and Tropical Diseases, Moderna

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Global team

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Joanne Kepple, RGN (UK), MSc

Associate Director, Clinical

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Emily McCaffrey, PhD

Head of Philanthropy

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Celine Hardy

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

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Molly Kennedy, MPH

Development Manager, Lymphatic Filariasis

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George Rugarabamu, PhD

Principal, Corporate Development

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Rebecca Smith, PhD

Senior Development Manager

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Sarah Kilpatrick, MSc

Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs

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Peya Gaye, PhD

Senior Clinical Project Manager

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John Lambert, PhD GAICD

Senior Director

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Jed Beitler

North America, VP Commercial

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Ben Wills

North America, VP Commercial

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Lydia Iannazzo, PhD, PMP

Project Leader, Leprosy type 2 reaction

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Caroline Cahill, MSc

Associate Director, Development Management, Onchocerciasis

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Sophie Weston, MPH

Field Implementation Manager, Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis

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Narelle Mahony

Senior Executive Assistant

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Vidya Uprety

Senior Clinical Project Manager

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Nicky Konstantopoulos, PhD

Associate Director, CMC

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Melinda Lowe, PhD

Principal Development Manager, Clinical

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Dilari Mihiripenna

Manager, CMC

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Mupenzi Mumbere​​, MD

Senior Clinical Development Manager

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Janine Pickering, PhD

People and Organisation Consultant

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Barbara Roth, MPharm

Senior Manager, Medicines Access

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Deva Corea

Finance and Accounting Consultant

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Priyanka Bangali

Accountant

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Victoria Ryg-Cornejo, PhD

Project Leader, Scabies

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Priyanka Sathe, PhD

Project Manager, Grants

Victorian Australian of the year

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Interested in a career with us?

MDGH is working on solutions for challenging global health issues. Would you like to join the team?