IMBcom Board Profiles


The IMBcom Board

(back row, from left): Euan Murdoch, Peter Riddles, Mel Bridges, Paul Greenfield, Peter Isdale (CEO)

(front row, from left): Michael Finney (Company Secretary), Jane Wilson (Chair), Kenneth Roberts (Deputy Chair)


Dr Jane Wilson MBBS, MBA, FAICD - Chair
Jane Wilson is a professional company director with a background in medicine and finance. She is a Council member and immediate past President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Qld Division as well as a director of UQ Holdings Ltd, Protagonist Pty Ltd, and the National Archives Advisory Council. Dr Wilson is Finance Director of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and was the Inaugural Chair of Horticulture Australia Ltd.

She is involved in a number of charitable and cultural organisations and has also served on the Qld Government Biotechnology Taskforce and the boards of Energex Ltd, WorkCover Queensland and AGEN Ltd.


Mr Kenneth J. Roberts AM, FRACP (Hon), BEc, FCPA, FAIM, FAICD
Ken Roberts was Chairman and Managing Director of Wellcome Australasia Limited and Director of Marketing Development for the Wellcome Worldwide Group until 1996. He is currently a Director of CSL Limited, Chairman of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Research and Education Foundation, Chairman of the Boards of the Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd and the Australian Phenomics Facility, and Deputy Chairman of the University of Queensland's IMBcom Pty Ltd. He is Chairman of Start-Up Australia Pty Ltd.


Professor Paul Greenfield, BE, PhD, FTSE, FIChE, FIEAust, CPEng
Paul Greenfield is Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland. Professor Greenfield has extensive experience as a Board Director, serving on the boards of ten company or CRCs. He is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Group of the Moreton Bay Waterways Partnership.


Dr David A. Evans BE, MS, AM, PhD, FIEAust, CPEng
David Evans was CEO of University Partnerships at the University of New England from 1989 to 1994 and CEO and then Managing Director of UniQuest, a technology transfer company of the University of Queensland, from 1994 to 2000. In 2000 he co-founded Uniseed, a joint venture between UQ Holdings and Melbourne University Private. Until 2004 Dr Evans ran his own consulting company, Atlatl Management Pty Ltd and was recently appointed Managing Director and CEO of Koala Corporation Australia Limited.


Mr Euan Murdoch
Euan Murdoch is Founder of Herron Pharmaceuticals, and is a Board Member of its parent company, Sigma Pharmaceuticals. Mr Murdoch is also Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Imaginot - a research company he established in 2001 from collaboration with the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Queensland. In 2001, Euan Murdoch was a Queensland winner of the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He has also received numerous marketing awards from the Public Relations Institute of Australia and the Australian Society of Business Communicators.


Mr Mel Bridges
Mel Bridges has over 30 years experience in the biotech and healthcare industry. He has founded and managed successful diagnostics, biotech and medical device businesses. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mr Bridges co-founded listed company PANBIO, raising $17 million in its IPO, and is currently Chairman of a number of listed and unlisted companies including, Peptech Pty Ltd, Genetic Solutions Pty Ltd, Farmacule Pty Ltd and Cleveland BioSensors Pty Ltd. He is also the founder and non-executive director of the medical device group, Impedimed. Mr Bridges has won numerous awards for his achievements, including the Ernst and Young 2002 "Entrepreneur of the Year".


Dr Peter Isdale BA, PhD, MAICD- Chief Executive Officer
Peter Isdale was appointed Chief Executive Officer of IMBcom Pty Ltd in 2003. He is a director of IMBcom Pty Ltd, a member of the board of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience and ElaCor Pty Ltd, a Senior Fellow of the Chaiyong Limthongkul Foundation (Thailand), Chairman of the Wetlands and Grasslands Foundation, non-executive Director of the Great Barrier Reef Research Foundation, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University. Dr Isdale spent 15 years as a marine scientist before being appointed Business Director, and executive at the Australian Institute of Marine Science. He has had 18 years of Directorship on Boards of private, public and ASX- listed companies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific Rim.