Mr McLiesh has vast experience in commercializing pharmaceutical products internationally.
As the former General Manager, Pharmaceuticals at CSL Limited, he was closely involved in the transition of CSL from government ownership through corporatisation to a highly successful listed company. While at CSL, Mr McLiesh brokered numerous in-licensing agreements with international companies enabling CSL to expand into new markets profitably.
He has also been closely involved in a number of M&A transactions, the establishment of partnerships and collaborative relationships while he was the key professional to negotiate supply agreements for CSL's export products to international markets.
Mr McLiesh was formerly a non executive director of Unilife Medical Solutions Ltd. His considerable experience in the international pharmaceutical industry benefits Clinuvel's international strategies.
In the latter stages of the development program Mr McLiesh is involved in formulating the commercial phase of Clinuvel.