Bruce Rowlands has held the position of Chairman since May 2018 and a director of XORTX Pharma Corp., the Company’s predecessor since 2014. Bruce is the former Chairman and CEO of Eurocontrol Technics Group Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange listed company. Prior to forming Eurocontrol, Bruce worked in the biotechnology and investment banking industries as Senior Vice President with Lorus Therapeutics, Inc. a leading Canadian biotechnology company and Vice President and Director of Dominick and Dominick Securities Canada, a Canadian investment banking firm.
Dr. Allen W. Davidoff phd
Dr. Allen W. Davidoff, Ph.D. (16+ years drug development ), Formerly, Chief Scientific officer, VP Product Development and co-founder of Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (7 yrs) ( Trillium TRIL:NASDAQ). Prior to Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp., Senior Scientist and Head of Pharmacology at Cardiome Pharma Corp. Allen has a broad range of clinical and regulatory experience. Senior management experience in pharmaceutical R&D including 2 investigational new drug (“IND”) applications or supplemental IND’s, 2 phase I studies (4 multi-country), 7 phase II studies, and 1 NDA. 12 years C- level leadership as Co-founder of Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp (Trillium Therapeutics) – A NASDAQ listed Company and XORTX Therapeutic Corp (XRX-CSE).
Ian Klassen brings almost 30 years of business management, public relations and government affairs experience to XORTX. He has extensive experience in the administration of public companies, finance, government policy, media relationship strategies, business/government project management and legislative decision-making. He previously served as Chief of Staff to the Canadian Speaker of the House of Commons. He is currently the President & CEO of two gold exploration companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and was a founding director of Canabo Medical Corp. a public company which for a period of time operated Canada’s largest group of physician-led referral-only clinics for medical cannabis. Canabo completed a business combination with Aleafia Health Inc. in March 2018. Ian has extensive experience chairing governance, audit, risk assessment and compensation committees. He holds a B.A. (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario and is a recipient of the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in recognition of his significant contribution to his community and country.
Paul Van Damme b comm, cpa, mba
Paul Van Damme has held senior positions with a number of Canadian and US public companies. His experience focused on the biotech industry in Toronto when he joined GlycoDesign, a private biotech company. While at Allelix Pharmaceuticals Inc., he participated in the sale of that company to NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Paul is Managing Director, WCM Capital, a Director of OncoQuest Inc. and Chief Financial Officer for Structural Genomics Consortium, a UK-based charity. He holds a B.Comm. from the University of Toronto and a MBA from the Rotman School of Management. A Chartered Professional Accountant who worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Toronto and London, UK offices, he has also been appointed Chair of the XORTX Audit Committee.
Allan Williams, an independent businessman, brings over 30 years capital market and public company experience to the XORTX board. During his extensive career in the mining industry and more recently the entertainment community, Allan has been instrumental in raising over $250 million in project capital. He also has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience, most recently relating to the acquisition of Calico Resources Corp., a TSX Venture listed company by Paramount Gold Nevada Corp., a New York Stock Exchange listed company.