Dr Jackie Fairley

Dr Jackie Fairley

Chief Executive Officer, Starpharma Holdings Limited
Member, Commonwealth Science Council
Investment Committee Member, MH Carnegie & Co
Director, Melbourne Business School

Current Positions

Chief Executive Officer, Starpharma Holdings Limited
Member, Commonwealth Science Council
Investment Committee Member, MH Carnegie & Co
Director, Melbourne Business School


Areas of Expertise

Business Business and Government, Business Practice / Management, Food and Agriculture, Governance, Industry Development / Policy, Science and Research, Women in Business
Finance Financial Advisory Services, Financial Regulation, Global Financial Health, Investment Management and Funds, Stock Broking

Biography

Jackie Fairley has more than 25 years of operational experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries working in business development, licensing and senior management roles with companies including CSL and Faulding (now Hospira).

She was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ASX listed technology company Starpharma Holdings Ltd in July 2006 and under her leadership the Company has developed several new and valuable commercial applications for Starpharma’s proprietary dendrimer (polymer) technology, including VivaGel® for Bacterial Vaginosis, Drug Delivery and Agrochemicals. The Company has also signed a number of strategically important commercial deals with companies which include Astra Zeneca, Lilly, GSK, Ansell, Okamoto, Nufarm and Makuteshim Agan.

During Jackie’s tenure as CEO Starpharma’s market capitalization has increased substantially joining the ASX300 in 2011. In that period Starpharma has raised more than A$50million in equity and significantly strengthened its institutional shareholder base, attracting investment from major European, US and Asian funds.

In addition to her role at Starpharma, Jackie has served as a director of the Melbourne Business School since 2010 and sits on the Investment Committee of Mark Carnegie’s Innovation Fund. She has previously served on the Geelong Grammar School Council (2005-2009), the Federal Government’s Pharmaceutical Industry Working Group (chaired by Tony Abbott), and the Victorian Innovation Economy Advisory Board which was co-chaired by the Premier and Treasurer of Victoria.

Jackie holds first class honours degrees in Science and Veterinary Science from Melbourne University and was a practicing veterinary surgeon prior to joining CSL in 1989. Whilst at CSL she obtained an MBA from the Melbourne Business School and she was the recipient of the prestigious Clemenger Medal in 1992. Jackie is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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