Management & Advisors

Dr Richard Mollard BSc (Hons) MBA PhD

Chief Scientific Officer & Chief Commercial Officer

Dr Richard Mollard has over 25 years of national and international experience in biomedical technical diligence, business development and research design and translation.

He has held drug R&D positions in France, the US and Australia working with: Bristol Myers Squibb/ IGBMC/ University Louis Pasteur, Eli Lilly & Co/University of Michigan and Monash University. He has also held several international executive positions including CSO in listed and private biotech/pharma companies and has extensive experience in drug CMC, reformulation, regulatory affairs and commercialisation.

Richard has assisted in raising over AUD 120 million through placements, rights issues, government grants and philanthropic charities and organisations. He is also the author of 38 peer- reviewed and invited scientific journal publications and is currently an Honorary Fellow with the Department of Veterinary Sciences and Agriculture at the University of Melbourne.


Joy Song BCom (Hons)

Chief Operating Officer

Ms Joy Song is a highly accomplished and award-winning executive, renowned for her exceptional contributions and multidisciplinary expertise in business, finance, economics and research. With a strong focus on life sciences and cell gene technologies, M&A and IPO's. As a co-founder of CellHeal Therapeutics, she is at the forefront of development and commercialisation of cell gene therapies, with a focus on oncology and regeneration.

Ms Song is committed to fostering collaboration between Australia and China. Her expertise and unwavering integrity have earned her a reputation as a trusted collaborator and supporter of Australian peer organisations seeking entry into the Chinese market. By bridging cultural and business divides, Ms. Song actively nurtures and enables partnerships, propelling biotech innovation and igniting a spirit of cooperation across international borders. Leveraging her combined backgrounds in science and finance, Ms Song is able to effectively identify and implement opportunities, driving success for both companies and investors.

Ms Song holds a Bachelor of Commerce with an Honours Degree in Economics and Finance (breath in Law) from the University of Melbourne.

Prof David Church BVSc PhD MACVSc FHEA MRCVS

Scientific Advisory Board

David graduated from The University of Sydney, after graduation he was appointed as a clinical instructor at The University of Sydney and completed  PhD programme in the Faculty of Medicine looking at various aspects of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus.

Later appointed as a member of faculty in small animal medicine at The University of Sydney rising to become Hospital Director of The University Veterinary Centre.

In 2001 David was appointed Chair of Small Animal Studies at the Royal Veterinary College and head of the newly formed Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. The department grew to be one of the largest and successful clinical departments in the world with substantial research grant funding. David maintains an interest in endocrinology. His current research interests include insulin resistance states in diabetes mellitus and the use of ‘big data’ from general practice for managing animal health and welfare.

David is the author of over 150 scientific articles, numerous book chapters, is editor of the highly successful textbook Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology.

ARKAY Therapeutics LLC 

Scientific Advisory Board

ARKAY Therapeutics LLC are a group of globally renowned Professors, Scientists, Practising and Academic Endocrinologists and Regulatory Affairs specialists with extensive clinical trial experience in both big pharmaceutical and private companies. ARKAY's team are based across the United States of America. 

Alan Barclay BSc Grad Dip PhD

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Dr Alan Barclay is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who completed a PhD at the University of Sydney on the association between carbohydrate and the risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. He worked at Diabetes Australia – NSW from 1998 – 2014 as Research and Development Manager / Head of Research, and the Glycemic Index Foundation as Chief Executive / Scientific Officer, from 2006 – 2016, and is now a consultant. Alan has worked as a clinical dietitian providing Medical Nutrition Therapy to children and adults since 1994 in public hospitals, community centres, fitness centres and general practice throughout Australia. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Sydney and is the editor of the University’s GI News. He has co-authored 40 peer-reviewed articles and has presented his research at scientific conferences around the globe. He is the co/author of 5 books including Reversing Diabetes, Low GI Diet: Managing Type 2 Diabetes, The Good Carbs Cookbook, and The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners.

John Perfrement CPA M.Sc B.Bus BA Dip.Fin.Services

Independent Business Consultant

John is an independent consultant and a sessional university lecturer specializing in investments, capital budgeting techniques and corporate finance in general, including international financial management. He has advised clients including Myopharm, Aurora Energy, ActewAGL, the APA Group, Epic Energy and the Victorian Government. Until 2008 John held middle and senior management positions in ExxonMobil over a 21-year period including 3 years as economics lead in natural gas, developing business cases & conducting modelling to do with large upstream investments & divestments. John's downstream experience is also extensive and includes fuels & lubricants sales & marketing, high-value procurement, logistics & distribution and change management, including company restructures and large compliance programs.

Specialty areas: Capital Investment analysis, financial & other business modelling including valuations of assets and companies.