Intec Pharma Appoints William Bradley Hayes to Board of Directors
Former LabCorp CFO Brings Wealth of Financial Experience
JERUSALEM, June 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Intec Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: NTEC) (TASE: NTEC) ("Intec" or "the Company") today announces the appointment of William Bradley Hayes (Brad) to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Hayes was formerly Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), a diagnostics laboratory company with current annual revenue of approximately $10 billion. Mr. Hayes will chair the Board's audit committee. With this appointment, Intec's Board has been expanded to eight directors, including seven who are independent.
"We are especially pleased to have Brad join the Intec Board of Directors. His considerable financial experience will be of great value as we continue to leverage our Accordion Pill platform and advance our Phase 3 asset towards commercialization," stated John W. Kozarich, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of Intec Pharma. "As chair of our audit committee, Brad's U.S. financial experience and business acumen will be invaluable to the Company's continued growth and expansion."
Mr. Hayes joined LabCorp in 1996, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations of the revenue cycle function. He rose through a series of promotions and in 2005 was named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of LabCorp, a role he held until his retirement in 2014. Prior to LabCorp, Mr. Hayes was at KPMG for nine years in their audit department. Mr. Hayes served as a director for Patheon N.V., a pharmaceutical manufacturing company with approximately $2 billion in annual revenue, until its acquisition by Thermo Fisherin late 2017.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Hayes said, "This is an exciting time to be joining the Intec Board of Directors. I look forward to working with my fellow directors and to bringing my financial experience to bear as we build Intec into a leading drug delivery company."
Mr. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a Certified Public Accountant.
About Intec Pharma Ltd.
Intec Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology. The Company's Accordion Pill is an oral drug delivery system that is designed to improve the efficacy and safety of existing drugs and drugs in development by utilizing an efficient gastric retention and specific release mechanism. The Company's product pipeline includes two product candidates in clinical trial stages: Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, or AP-CD/LD, which is being developed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease patients, and AP-cannabinoids, an Accordion Pill to deliver either or both of the primary cannabinoids contained in Cannabis sativa, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for various indications including low back neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.
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Source: PR Newswire (June 29, 2018 - 7:00 AM EDT)