Geoffrey F. CoxPrincipal
Dr. Cox is a director of QLT (since 2012) and Interim Chief Executive Officer (since October 23, 2014). Dr Cox has extensive pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience holding a broad range of senior management and board positions with private and public companies. Dr. Cox remains the Principal of Beacon Street Advisors LLC (formed in 2013) which provides corporate, operational and organizational strategic advice and interim management support to life sciences companies, but is working full time for QLT.
Previously, he was a partner with Red Sky Partners LLC, a life sciences consulting firm (from 2011 to 2013). Dr. Cox served as a Director (2000 to 2012) and the Non-Executive Chairman (2007 to 2012) of Nabi Biopharmaceuticals prior to its merger with Biota in 2012 and continues to serve as a Director of Biota, a public anti-infective drug development company. He also served as a Director of Gallus Biopharmaceuticals LLC (2011 to 2014), a biologics contract manufacturing and development company, and currently serves as a Director of Lakewood-Amedex LLC (since 2013), a company developing novel antibiotics and RNA silencing technology. Dr. Cox was Chairman, President and CEO of GTC Biotherapeutics Inc. (now rEVO Biologics) (2001 to 2010), a company focused on the development of recombinant therapeutic proteins, including proteins for the treatment of rare diseases, using transgenic animal production technology. Prior to 2001, Dr. Cox was Executive VP, Operations, of Genzyme Corporation and later Chairman, President and CEO of Aronex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Cox is a past Chairman and current member of the Board of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. He previously served on the Board of the Biotechnology Industries Association and as a member of its Health Governing and Emerging Companies Sections. Dr. Cox received a B.Sc. (Hons) in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, UK, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of East Anglia, UK.