Kazia Therapeutics Limited announced the appointment of pharma industry executive, Mr. Robert Apple to Kazia's Board of the Directors as a Non-Executive Director. Mr. Apple brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the pharma industry to Kazia, including 16 years with Antares Pharma Inc. ("Antares") as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, and went on to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2016 until its acquisition by Halozyme Therapeutics in 2022. Mr. Apple also served on the Board of Directors at Antares from 2016 until May 2022.

He previously served on the Boards of Directors of InKine Pharmaceutical, PaxMedica Inc., and Kerathin Inc. Prior to joining Antares, Mr. Apple served as Chief Operating and Financial Officer at InKine Pharmaceutical. He also held prior roles at Genaera Corporation, Liberty Technologies, and Arthur Andersen & Company. He holds a B.A. degree in accounting from Temple University, Philadelphia.

In a further renewal of the Board, Non-Executive Director Mr. Bryce Carmine has been appointed Chairman. Mr. Carmine joined the Kazia Board as a Director in 2015, following a long and distinguished career at Eli Lilly & Co. ("Lilly") where he served as Executive Vice President, and also as President for Lilly Bio-Medicines.

Prior to this, he led the Global Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing division and was a member of the Lilly's Executive Committee. Mr. Carmine previously held a series of product development portfolio leadership roles at Lilly culminating when he was named President, Global Pharmaceutical Product Development, with responsibility for the entire late-phase pipeline development across all therapeutic areas for Lilly.