Don Williams, CPA

Non-executive Chairman

Donald Williams was appointed to the Board in March 2017 and appointed to Chair of the Board in November 2021. Additionally, Mr Williams serves on the Audit and Risk Management, Remuneration and Nomination Committees and during the 2022 financial year also served as Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Don has more than 40 years in leadership roles as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and an accredited public company director, serving the life science, biotech, and medical device industries. Don has significant experience assisting companies and management teams with initial public offerings, complex business challenges and analysis of financial reporting matters. His breadth of experience includes a diverse set of growing domestic and international companies including venture financings, public equity offerings, public debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and interaction with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. While at both Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton, Don was focused on the Life Sciences Industry. For over 15 years, he directed Ernst & Young’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Markets in the Southeast Market and in the Pacific Southwest Market. During his seven years at Grant Thornton, he was the National Leader of the United States Life Sciences Industry. His oversight of the National Life Sciences Industry included setting strategy, establishing the sales and marketing plan and oversight of industry operations. Don completed his Board of Director Certification at UCLA Anderson School of Business.
Don Williams