Management team

Tim McCarthy

Tim McCarthy FCCA, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Tim has 40 years’ international senior level business experience in high growth biotech, healthcare and technology companies. He is also Chairman of Incanthera plc and 4basebio plc. Tim was formerly CEO and CFO of a number of UK public listed and private companies including, including Alizyme plc and Peptide Therapeutics Group plc, and has a core understanding of AIM and its regulatory processes. Co-founding a number of healthcare and biotechnology companies, he has helped raise substantial amounts of equity capital and also advised and worked at Board level for a diverse range of companies internationally, in areas such as business strategy, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence and licensing.

Dr Tim Franklin

Dr Tim Franklin PhD, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Tim has 30 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He worked in clinical research, sales & marketing, and global strategic marketing for Warner Lambert, Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham. He later moved to the capital markets where he became a top-ranked pharmaceuticals analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort investment bank. He applied his experience to stock selection at hedge funds and advised several small biotechnology companies on corporate and commercial strategy and access to capital. He holds a BSc in Medicinal Chemistry and a PhD in Pharmacology from Loughborough University and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Dr Laurence Reilly

Dr Laurence Reilly MBA

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Laurence Reilly has been appointed as Senior independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. Dr Reilly brings extensive experience in managing late-stage clinical programs through to approval, in addition to commercial and business development experience.</p> <p>He is currently Vice President of Research & Investments, working with Royalty Pharma, a New York based life science investment company focussing on acquisition of biopharmaceutical royalties and funding of innovation across the biopharmaceutical industry.</p> <p>Through his consulting practice (Acumen Life Science Investment Consulting) Dr Reilly has provided strategic consulting and due-diligence services to biotech companies, life science venture capital and private equity clients. He also served as Chief Medical Officer for Cellectar Biosciences, New Jersey, a late-stage oncology biotech company. Prior to founding his consulting practice, Dr Reilly served as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President at Avillion, a drug development company focused on the co-development and financing of drug candidates, where he was responsible for clinical and strategic oversight of co-development programs and partnering with both large pharma and biotech, including Pfizer, Merck KGaA and AstraZeneca. Dr. Reilly previously served as a Clinician – Clinical Development & Medical Oversight at Pfizer and at Lundbeck as Medical & Scientific Advisor.</p> <p>Dr Reilly earned his medical degree from the University of Liverpool Medical School, U.K., and practiced as Neurosurgery Resident at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham. Dr Reilly also holds a Masters Degree in Law from De Montfort University, U.K.

Lisa Baderoon

Lisa Baderoon

Non-Executive Director and Head of Investor Relations

Lisa has spent over 25 years working within the City of London being involved with a diverse portfolio of clients from a variety of sectors but with a leaning towards emerging, high growth businesses advising both private and public companies on their financial and corporate strategies aligned to stakeholder and investor interests, as well as a strong acumen in media communication. During this time, she has been involved in a multitude of client transactions spanning private fund raisings, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), secondary high profile capital raisings and mergers and acquisitions both in the UK and internationally.</p> <p>Lisa had a successful career spanning 20 years as a Partner at Buchanan Communications, one of the leading City financial public relations agencies. As one of the youngest Board members, she was involved in the successful five-year earnout, as part of Buchanan being acquired by the FTSE 100 rated WPP Plc in 1997.</p> <p>Lisa founded Just B Communications Ltd in 2012 with the key objective of working with a more select number of clients and providing a greater degree of bespoke advisory services thus becoming more integral to the day to day corporate and strategic development for these businesses. She has successfully advised a number of public and private companies, at Board level, on corporate strategy, stakeholder and investor communications, capital raisings, dual listings, licensing and M&A. Media profiling, where required, has also played an important role in advisory activities.</p> <p>Lisa was appointed Head of Investor Relations at ImmuPharma in 2012 and most recently appointed as a Non-Executive Director in July 2021.

R&D team

Sébastien R. Goudreau

Sébastien R. Goudreau Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer of ImmuPharma Biotech and Board Director

Born in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, Dr Goudreau obtained his PhD in Chemistry at the Université of Montréal as a NSERC fellow before moving to Switzerland to conduct postdoctoral studies at the ETH Zürich as an FRQNT fellow. He then moved back to Canada for one year where he co-founded FindMolecule inc. and worked for the pharma industry.</p> <p>In 2014 he joined ImmuPharma as research director and established the research laboratories of Ureka in Bordeaux. After the merger of ELRO with Ureka in 2019, Dr Goudreau became Chief Scientific Officer of Ureka Pharma and in 2021, he became Chief Executive Officer of ImmuPharma Biotech. Notably, Dr Goudreau and his team are credited for the discovery and development of, among others, URK 614, BioGlucagon, and BioAMB.

Laura Mauran-Ambrosino

Laura Mauran-Ambrosino Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer of ImmuPharma Biotech

Born in Montpellier, France, Dr Mauran- Ambrosino obtained her PhD in Chemistry<br /> at the Université de Bordeaux as a CIFRE fellow in co-supervision by Dr Goudreau.</p> <p>She then conducted postdoctoral studies at the “Centre Hospitalier Universitaire” Pellegrin in cell biology. In 2018, she joined Ureka and established the biology department and the analytical chemistry department and in 2021, she became Chief Scientific Officer of Ureka Pharma. Dr Mauran-Ambrosino was a key contributor to the development of BioGlucagon, and BioAMB.

Scientific collaborator

Professor Sylviane Muller

Professor Sylviane Muller PhD

Research Director at CNRS & Co-founder of ImmuPharma France

Professor Muller earned her doctorate in sciences at the University of Strasbourg and focused on immune responses as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology in Freiburg. Today, Prof. Muller is a research director at CNRS and supervises over 50 researchers at the CNRS Laboratory of Therapeutic Immunology and Chemistry at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology in Strasbourg, which she has headed since 2001. She is also Head and Coordinator of the Drug Discovery Center for Cancer and Inflammation. Her expertise in peptide immunochemistry, combined with insights into the molecular and cellular pathways behind autoimmune disease, led to the discovery of Lupuzor.</p> <p>Professor Muller has filed for 24 patents and published more than 330 papers and reviews.</p> <p>For her contributions to the treatment and understanding of immune-inflammatory diseases, Professor Muller has received numerous awards, including the Apollo-B award from Roche (2007), the CNRS Silver Medal (2010), the CNRS Innovation Medal (2015) and the French Académie des Sciences Grand Prix Léon Velluz (2016).</p> <p>Professor Muller was also a founder of Neosystem, now Polypeptide-France, a leading peptide development and manufacturing company. She is the key inventor of ImmuPharma’s lead drug candidate Lupuzor™, for Lupus, and has been working in this field for more than ten years.