Board of Directors     |      Senior Management

Board of Directors

James Mellon
- Non-Executive Chairman
 
Jamie Alexander Gibson
- Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
 
C. David Andrew Comba
- Independent Non-Executive Director
 
Julie Oates
- Independent Non-Executive Director
 
Stawell Mark Searle
- Independent Non-Executive Director
 
Jayne Allison Sutcliffe
- Non-Executive Director
 

Charles David Andrew Comba
Independent Non-Executive Director
 

Charles David Andrew Comba, Canadian, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since October 2005. Until his retirement in May 2005, he held senior staff positions as Director Issues Management and more recently as Director of Regulatory Affairs with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Mr Comba obtained two geological degrees from Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada, an MSc (1975) and a Hon BSc (1972). He served on or led mineral exploration teams that have made eleven significant discoveries of base and precious metals, primarily for Falconbridge Group companies. Five discoveries were taken to production.
 

He ceased to be a director of North American Palladium Ltd (listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange) on 23 June 2014 by mandatory retirement upon the age of 71. Mr Comba was a director and chairman of the board of First Nickel Inc (listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange), which agreed on 20 August 2015 to enter into receivership with its two principal debt holders. He resigned as a director of CR Capital Corp, a Canadian company listed on the NEX board of Toronto Venture Exchange, on 31 January 2018.

 

 

 

Senior Management

   Hong Kong


David Samuel Church, LLB, BEc
Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and General Counsel


David joined Regent Pacific Group in 2008. He is also director of a number of subsidiaries of Regent Pacific Group. David has more than 19 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance in Australia, the UK, Europe and Asia with expertise across multiple sections. David has worked on domestic and international corporate transactions as well as major international equity offerings for corporates and investment banks. He has over 13 years’ experience in Asia including transactions in Hong Kong, Korea, the PRC, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. David has acted and advised on some of the most high profile M&A transactions in Europe and Asia. He is qualified and has practiced as a solicitor in Australia, with Clayton Utz, and in the UK and Hong Kong, with Linklaters.
  Paul Eric Jones, BA, MBA
Investment Director


Paul has 28 years of experience in the energy industry and corporate finance. This has included various professional disciplines encompassing fund management, commercial banking and business development. Before joining Regent Pacific Group in April 2011, Paul was employed for six years with a Canadian private equity fund, where he was principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities on behalf of the firm’s investors and managing a portfolio of public and private securities. Prior thereto, Paul was a Director in the energy lending group at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) where he specialised in arranging debt financing and providing advisory services to oil and gas producers. Previous to his banking career, Paul was a financial analyst with TransCanada Corp. (a large Canadian power generation and energy transmission company), where he was responsible for initiatives relating to bond issuance, project finance, capital budgeting and investor relations. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration (Finance), both from the University of Calgary.

 

   United Kingdom


Professor Michael Grant Wyllie, BSc, PhD, DSc
Chief Scientific Officer


Prof Wyllie has particular responsibility for the process of securing approvals of the product, regulatory compliance and assisting the Chief Executive Officer in the commercial development of Fortacin™ of Plethora Solutions Holdings plc (“Plethora”). Prof Wyllie is a co-founder of Plethora. He has over 30 years of experience in senior management level positions within the pharmaceutical industry, with Wyeth and Pfizer. He has considerable hands-on experience in all aspects of the drug discovery and development process, and has been involved with new project inception, drug discovery and safety testing, early and late stage clinical development, regulatory filing, and the successful commercialisation of products, including Cardura® (doxazosin), Enablex® (darifenacin)and Viagra® (sildenafil). Prof Wyllie sits on the Clinical Trial Design and Future Therapies in BPH Committees of the World Health Organisation International Consultations on Urological Disease and the International Advisory Panel to The University of Strathclyde. He is an assistant editor of the British Journal of Urology in the Sexual Medicine Section. He has over 200 publications and is the named inventor of over 80 patents. He is an independent director on the board of the NASDAQ listed reproductive health company, Repros (RPRX).