James Garner

James Garner

Company: Kazia Therapeutics Limited

Job title: Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director


Dr Garner is an experienced life sciences executive who has previously worked with companies ranging from small biotechs to multinational pharmaceutical companies such as Biogen and Takeda. His career has focused on regional and global development of new medicines from preclinical to commercialisation. He has been responsible for several large-scale international clinical programs, and for numerous product approvals in multiple countries.

Dr Garner is a physician by training and holds an MBA from the University of Queensland. He began his career in hospital medicine and worked for a number of years as a corporate strategy consultant with Bain & Company before entering the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Kazia Therapeutics in 2016, he led R&D strategy for Sanofi in Asia-Pacific and was based in Singapore.  Dr Garner is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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