Dr Cliff Holloway Appointed Interim CEO

04-Feb-2015 Sienna today announced that Dr Cliff Holloway has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer. Dr Holloway will replace Dr Kerry Hegarty and commence work on February 2. Dr Holloway brings extensive experience to the role, having held executive management and directorship positions in the biopharmaceutical and ICT industries.

He was most recently CEO and Managing Director of Immune System Therapeutics, a public unlisted company developing biologic therapeutics for the treatment of blood cancers. He is currently the Australasian representative for health care and chemicals investment banking group Ferghana Partners Group and a director of biotech focused investment fund Newstar Ventures.

Sienna Chairman Dr Geoff Cumming said the Board felt it was important for Sienna and its shareholders to appoint an interim CEO as quickly as possible, while a global search is undertaken to recruit a permanent replacement. Dr Holloway is a possible candidate for the permanent CEO position. “The appointment of Cliff as an interim CEO will ensure the company has immediate access to a leader with the right mix of skills to guide Sienna into its next phase, and provide continuity through to the appointment of a permanent CEO. Dr Holloway is a high calibre and well regarded business leader; his strategic and tactical experience leading biotechnology companies through critical phases of their growth will be invaluable to Sienna. The Board and I are looking forward to working with Cliff,” said Mr Cumming.

Dr Holloway has a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the same university. Outgoing CEO Dr Hegarty has led Sienna for the past 10 years. She will remain with the company for a transition period.

His strategic and tactical experience leading biotechnology companies through critical phases of their growth will be invaluable to Sienna

Dr Geoff Cumming, Chairman

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