Dr Deborah Rathjen BSc (Hons), PhD, MAICD, FTSE
CEO & Managing Director

Dr Rathjen joined Bionomics in 2000 from Peptech Limited, where she was General Manager of Business Development and Licensing. Dr Rathjen was a co-inventor of Peptech's TNF technology and leader of the company's successful defence of its key TNF patents against a legal challenge by BASF. Dr Rathjen has significant experience in company building and financing, mergers and acquisitions, therapeutic product research and development, business development, licensing and commercialisation. Dr Rathjen has been recognised both in Australia and internationally through awards and honours including the 2004 AusBiotech President's Medal, 2006 Flinders University Distinguished Alumni Award, 2009 BioSingapore Asia Pacific Biotechnology Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, 2009 Regional Finalist Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year, and 2014 Woman Executive of the Year BioPharm Industry Awards. In 2015 Dr Rathjen was included in the Top 50 most influential Australia business women by The Australian newspaper.

Mr Jack Moschakis
Legal Counsel and Company Secretary

Mr Moschakis brings a depth of legal knowledge with over 25 years' experience as a legal practitioner. He has worked in senior legal/company secretary roles in the South Australian electricity industry for over 10 years and has expertise in energy law and energy related commercial and contractual matters. His most recent position was at mining company Rex Minerals Ltd where he worked as a legal consultant. Prior to this, Mr Moschakis worked at Thomsons Lawyers, a top tier Adelaide law firm that is now part of the national law firm of Thomson Geer, as an energy and infrastructure consultant. Mr Moschakis holds a Bachelor of Economics (Adel), Diploma in Law (NSW) and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Adel). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Member of the Law Society of South Australia.

Mr Steven Lydeamore

Mr Lydeamore is a Certified Practising Accountant with 25 years' international pharmaceutical experience. He has senior executive experience spanning Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America in finance, business development, mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing, manufacturing, and research and development. Mr Lydeamore worked in various finance roles for F.H. Faulding & Co. Limited in Australia over a ten year period followed by four years in the United States at Mayne Pharma (USA) Limited. For the eleven years' prior to joining Bionomics, Mr Lydeamore worked for Aptex Inc., the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company, most recetly as President, Apobiologix. Mr Lydeamore holds a Bachelor of Business (Applied Economics) (Deakin) and a Master of Business Administration (RMIT).  He is a member of CPA Australia , Australian Institute of Company Directors and Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A and Canada), Inc.