Board of Directors
Alfred D. Kingsley - Chairman of the Board
Mr. Kingsley has been Chairman of the Board since July 2009. Mr. Kingsley has been general partner of Greenway Partners, L.P., a private investment firm, and President of Greenbelt Corp., a business consulting firm, since 1993. Greenbelt served as our financial advisor from 1998 until 2009. Mr. Kingsley also serves as a director of OncoCyte Corporation (OCX), a clinical-stage diagnostics company focused on novel, non-invasive blood-based tests for the early detection of cancer. From January 2017 to October 2018, Mr. Kingsley served as Executive Chairman of AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. (AGE), a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics targeting human aging. Mr. Kingsley also served as a director of Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (AST) from 2012 until our acquisition of Asterias in March 2019. Mr. Kingsley was Senior Vice-President of Icahn and Company and its affiliated entities for more than 25 years. Mr. Kingsley holds a B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree and LLM in taxation from New York University Law School. Mr. Kingsley’s long career in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions includes substantial experience in helping companies to improve their management and corporate governance, and to restructure their operations. Mr. Kingsley developed an intimate knowledge of our business in his role as our financial advisor before he joined our Board. Mr. Kingsley has been instrumental in structuring our equity and debt financings, and in the transition of our business focus into the field of stem cell technology, and the business acquisitions that have helped us expand the scope of our business.
Deborah Andrews - Director
Ms. Andrews served as Chief Financial Officer of STAAR Surgical Company (STAA), a leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of minimally invasive ophthalmic products employing proprietary technologies, from September 2017 until June 30, 2020 after serving as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer since 2013. Ms. Andrews also served as STAAR Surgical’s Vice President, Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2013, as its Global Controller from 2001 to 2005, and as its Vice President, International Finance from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Andrews previously worked as a senior accountant for a major public accounting firm. Ms. Andrews holds a B.S. degree in accounting from California State University at San Bernardino. Ms. Andrews brings to our Board significant experience in finance, financial reporting, accounting, and auditing, and in management as a senior financial and accounting executive of a public medical device company during a period of significant growth.
Dipti Amin - Director
Dipti Amin, MBBS, FFPM, MRCGP, DCPSA, DCH, DRCOG, DGM is an experienced Non-Executive Director and medically trained senior executive with a passion for high quality pharmaceutical research and healthcare, and extensive commercial, leadership, operational experience, in the private & public sectors, in medicine, pharmacology and the highly-regulated healthcare & research sectors, as well as compliance expertise. Over a span of more than 26 years, Dr. Amin has held positions of operational and strategic responsibility within Pharmaceutical Services at the C-suite and Board level, delivering consistently on growth, quality, customer, employee and process targets. Her broad experience covers Clinical Pharmacology, ethical issues in clinical research, drug development, ethics and compliance programs as well as leadership and management of large, multi-functional, multi-geography, global groups to deliver value-added, efficient growth and achieving business turnarounds. Dr. Amin has extensive international operational experience, including in the U.S., India, East Asia and Africa.
From June 1995 to December 2016, Dr. Amin served at Quintiles Transnational corporation, a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, in various senior roles within all phases of drug development and most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer from April 2010 to December 2016. Dr. Amin currently serves as a non-executive director of the University of Hertfordshire since September 2018, and as a non-executive director of Buckinghamshire NHS Trust since June 2015. Dr. Amin previously served as a non-executive director of Cambridge Innovation Capital from November 2017 to March 2020. Dr. Amin received her medical degree from Guys and St. Thomas’s Hospitals Medical School of the University of London, her MRCGP from the Royal College of General Practitioners, her FFPM from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians London, her DRCOG form the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, her DGM and DCH from the Royal College of Physicians, London and her DCPSA from the Society of Apothecaries of London.
Don M. Bailey - Director
Mr. Bailey previously served as a director and Chairman of Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (AST) from February 2016 until our acquisition of Asterias in March 2019. Mr. Bailey served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (QCOR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, from 2007 until Questcor was acquired by Mallinckrodt plc (MNK) in 2014. He was also a director of Mallinckrodt plc from August 2014 to March 2016, and during this time he was the Chairman of its portfolio committee. He initially joined the Questcor board of directors in 2006 as an independent director and Chairman of its audit committee. From August 2016 to November 2017, Mr. Bailey served as a director of OncoCyte Corporation (OCX). From June 2015 until its acquisition by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR) in May 2016, Mr. Bailey was also an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of Biotie Therapeutics Corp. (BITI), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company headquartered in Turku, Finland. Mr. Bailey was an independent director and the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of STAAR Surgical Company (STAA), a leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of minimally invasive ophthalmic products employing proprietary technologies, from 2005 until 2014. Mr. Bailey served on its audit committee and was chair of its nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Bailey was the chairman of the board of directors of Comarco, Inc. (CMRO), a defense services company transformed into a wireless communication products company, from 1998 until 2007, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1991 until 2000. Mr. Bailey holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Drexel Institute of Technology, an M.S. degree in operations research from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Mr. Bailey has also served as a board member on several non-profit and academic enterprises. Mr. Bailey is a founding board member of the University of California Irvine’s (UCI) Applied Innovation Institute. Mr. Bailey brings to our Board significant knowledge of the pharmaceuticals industry and extensive experience as an executive and board member of publicly traded pharmaceutical companies.
Neal C. Bradsher, CFA - Director
Mr. Bradsher has been President of Broadwood Capital, Inc., a private investment firm, since 2002. Mr. Bradsher holds a B.A. degree in economics from Yale College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Bradsher was a director of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (QCOR), from 2004 until Questcor was acquired by Mallinckrodt plc (MNK) in 2014. Mr. Bradsher brings to our Board a wealth of experience in finance, management and corporate governance attained through his investments in other companies, including companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, medical diagnostics, health care services and health care information systems sectors. He has worked with several health care companies to improve their management and governance. Entities that Mr. Bradsher controls have invested in most of Lineage’s financing transactions over the last several years. Mr. Bradsher is the president of the general partner of Broadwood Partners, L.P., currently our largest shareholder.
Brian M. Culley - Director
Mr. Culley joined Lineage as Chief Executive Officer in September 2018. Prior to joining Lineage, Mr. Culley served from August 2017 to September 2018 as interim Chief Executive Officer at Artemis Therapeutics, Inc. (ATMS). Mr. Culley previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (MSTX), from 2010, and was also a member of its board of directors from 2011, until Mast’s merger with Savara, Inc. (SVRA) in April 2017. Mr. Culley served from 2007 to 2010 as Mast’s Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President, from 2006 to 2007 as Mast’s Senior Vice President, Business Development, and from 2004 to 2006 as Mast’s Vice President, Business Development. From 2002 until 2004, Mr. Culley was Director of Business Development and Marketing for Immusol, Inc. From 1999 until 2000, he worked at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Services and from 1996 to 1999 he conducted drug development research for Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NBIX). Mr. Culley has also served on the Board of Orphagen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since May 2017. Mr. Culley has more than 25 years of business and scientific experience in the life sciences industry. He received a B.S. in biology from Boston College, a masters in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.B.A. from The Johnson School of Business at Cornell University. Mr. Culley brings to our Board significant knowledge of the biotechnology industry and extensive experience as an executive and board member of publicly traded pharmaceutical companies.
Anula Jayasuriya - Director
Anula Jayasuriya, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A, is the Founder & Managing Director of EXXclaim Capital, an early-stage venture fund focused on catalyzing innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in Women’s Health, and a Co-founder of Evolvence India Life Science Fund (EILSF), the very first fund in India to focus exclusively on health care and invest in Indian pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and contract services companies. Dr. Jayasuriya has applied deep business, scientific, and medical knowledge in her career as a pharmaceutical company executive, private equity executive, and venture capitalist, providing her with a broad experience base spanning clinical, executive, entrepreneurial, and financial roles. She was among the first investors to recognize the untapped opportunity in the unmet needs in women’s health.
Integrating her passion with her investing expertise, in 2013 Dr. Jayasuriya founded EXXclaim Capital, which has invested in a portfolio of diverse Women’s Health companies ranging from digital health, medical devices, and diagnostics to consumer products. EXXclaim’s first investment, nVision Medical, was acquired in 2018 by Boston Scientific Inc. In 2006, she co-founded EILSF, focusing exclusively on investment in Indian pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and contract services companies. Dr. Jayasuriya was previously a partner with Skyline Ventures in Palo Alto, and prior to that with the German/US venture capital firm TVM, in San Francisco. Her prior positions include VP Business Development at Genomics Collaborative Inc., Vice President, Global Drug Development at Hoffman-La Roche for opportunistic infections in AIDS and Transplantation, and Director, Outcomes Research at Syntex Laboratories.
Dr. Jayasuriya received a BA from Harvard summa cum laude, and an MD and PhD (in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) from Harvard Medical School. She interned in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. Dr. Jayasuriya also holds a M. Phil. in pharmacology from the University of Cambridge, in England.
Michael H. Mulroy - Director
Mr. Mulroy served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (AST) from June 2017 until our acquisition of Asterias in March 2019. In April 2020, Mr. Mulroy joined Magtrol Inc., a leading manufacturer of motor test equipment and hysteresis brakes and clutches, on a part time basis, where he also serves on its board of directors. Prior to joining Asterias, Mr. Mulroy served as a Senior Advisor to CamberView Partners, LLC (now part of PJT Partners Inc.), which assists companies in connection with investor engagement and complex corporate governance issues. Prior to its sale in 2014, Mr. Mulroy served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Affairs and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (QCOR). Mr. Mulroy joined Questcor in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Mulroy was employed by the law firm of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, where he served as a partner from 2004. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Mulroy was an investment banker at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pegasus School, an independent primary school in Orange County, California. From January 2017 to July 2019, Mr. Mulroy served as a member of the board of directors of AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. (AGE), a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics targeting human aging. Mr. Mulroy earned his J.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his B.A. degree in economics from the University of Chicago. Mr. Mulroy brings to our Board his experience as the Chief Executive Officer of a publicly traded biotechnology company and member of a senior management team of a larger biopharmaceutical company that experienced a period of rapid growth. Mr. Mulroy also brings to our Board his experience in corporate finance and investor relations.
Angus C. Russell - Director
Mr. Russell served as the Chief Executive Officer of Shire plc (SHPG), a biopharmaceutical company, from June 2008 to April 2013. Mr. Russell served as the Chief Financial Officer of Shire from 1999 to 2008 and also served as its Principal Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Finance. Prior to joining Shire, Mr. Russell served at ICI, Zeneca, and AstraZeneca for 19 years, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Finance at AstraZeneca plc (AZN). Mr. Russell also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mallinckrodt plc (MNK) and Revance Therapeutics, Inc. (RVNC) and as a director of Therapeutics MD, Inc. (TXMD). Mr. Russell previously served as a director of Shire plc, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (QCOR) until it was acquired by Mallinckrodt plc (MNK) in 2014, and InterMune, Inc. (ITMN) prior to its acquisition by Roche Holdings, Inc. (RHHBY) in 2014. Mr. Russell holds an honorary Doctor of Business Administration from Coventry University, U.K. Mr. Russell brings to our Board numerous years of experience as a Chief Executive Officer of an international publicly traded specialty biopharmaceutical company and his substantial experience as an officer and director in the specialty pharmaceutical industry.