2022 Announcements Financial Regulatory

CLINUVEL appoints new Non-Executive Director

Melbourne, Australia, 04 April 2022 ASX:
ADR Level 1:

CLINUVEL PHARMACEUTICALS LTD is pleased to announce today the appointment of Professor Sir Andrew Likierman as a Non-Executive member of the Group’s Board of Directors. 

Sir Andrew’s long and accomplished career sees him alternating between public, private and academic positions. His wealth of experience and knowhow will complement CLINUVEL’s Board in the next stage of the Company’s expansion.

Sir Andrew is Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School and was its Dean from 2009 to 2017. He is currently working on the role of judgement in management, with his work used extensively by many organisations. 

In the private sector, Sir Andrew served as non-executive Director of Times Newspaper Holdings Ltd, Monument Bank, Barclays Bank plc, quoted insurance Lloyds underwriter Beazley plc, Applied Intellectual Capital plc, and market research firm MORI Ltd.

Among many roles in the public sector, Sir Andrew worked in the UK Cabinet Office, and spent 11 years as Head of the UK Government Financial Management Service, during five of which he was also the Chief Financial Officer of the UK Treasury (Finance Ministry).  In this period, he led the nine-year project which changed the basis of government planning, control, and reporting. He was knighted for public service in 2001. He has also served as non-executive Director at the Bank of England, non-executive Chair of the (UK) National Audit Office and non-executive Director and Vice-Chairman of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.



“We are delighted to see Sir Andrew Likierman join the CLINUVEL Board,” CLINUVEL’s Chair, Mr Willem Blijdorp said. “Sir Andrew’s depth of cross-border financial, commercial, organisational, and governmental experience, as well as his exposure to healthcare, will be invaluable to both the Board and management as CLINUVEL continues its global growth trajectory.”

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CLINUVEL (ASX: CUV; ADR LEVEL 1: CLVLY; XETRA-DAX: UR9) is a global specialty pharmaceutical group focused on developing and commercialising treatments for patients with genetic, metabolic, systemic, and life-threatening, acute disorders, as well as healthcare solutions for the general population. As pioneers in photomedicine and the family of melanocortin peptides, CLINUVEL’s research and development has led to innovative treatments for patient populations with a clinical need for systemic photoprotection, DNA repair, repigmentation and acute or life-threatening conditions who lack alternatives.

CLINUVEL’s lead therapy, SCENESSE® (afamelanotide 16mg), is approved for commercial distribution in Europe, the USA, Israel and Australia as the world’s first systemic photoprotective drug for the prevention of phototoxicity (anaphylactoid reactions and burns) in adult patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, CLINUVEL has operations in Europe, Singapore and the USA. For more information, please go to https://www.clinuvel.com.

SCENESSE®, PRÉNUMBRA®, and NEURACTHEL® are registered trademarks of CLINUVEL.

Authorised for ASX release by the Board of Directors of CLINUVEL PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

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Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect the current beliefs and expectations of CLINUVEL’s management. Statements may involve a number of known and unknown risks that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks relating to: our ability to develop and commercialise pharmaceutical products; the COVID-19 pandemic and/or other world, regional or national events affecting the supply chain for a protracted period of time, including our ability to develop, manufacture, market and sell biopharmaceutical products; competition for our products, especially SCENESSE® (afamelanotide 16mg), PRÉNUMBRA® or NEURACTHEL®; our ability to achieve expected safety and efficacy results in a timely manner through our innovative R&D efforts; the effectiveness of our patents and other protections for innovative products, particularly in view of national and regional variations in patent laws; our potential exposure to product liability claims to the extent not covered by insurance; increased government scrutiny in either Australia, the U.S., Europe, Israel, China and Japan of our agreements with third parties and suppliers; our exposure to currency fluctuations and restrictions as well as credit risks; the effects of reforms in healthcare regulation and pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement; that the Company may incur unexpected delays in the outsourced manufacturing of SCENESSE®, PRÉNUMBRA® or NEURACTHEL® which may lead to it being unable to supply its commercial markets and/or clinical trial programs; any failures to comply with any government payment system (i.e. Medicare) reporting and payment obligations; uncertainties surrounding the legislative and regulatory pathways for the registration and approval of biotechnology and consumer based products; decisions by regulatory authorities regarding approval of our products as well as their decisions regarding label claims; our ability to retain or attract key personnel and managerial talent; the impact of broader change within the pharmaceutical industry and related industries; potential changes to tax liabilities or legislation; environmental risks; and other factors that have been discussed in our 2021 Annual Report. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation, outside of those required under applicable laws or relevant listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange, to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More information on preliminary and uncertain forecasts and estimates is available on request, whereby it is stated that past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

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