Destiny Pharma plc – Dr Debra Barker Appointed Interim CEO

Brighton, United Kingdom – 25th May 2023: Destiny Pharma plc (AIM: DEST), a clinical stage innovative biotechnology company focused on the development of novel medicines that can prevent life-threatening infections, today announces, ahead of the AGM, that Neil Clark has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer to pursue new challenges. Neil will also step down from the board with immediate effect.

Dr Debra Barker, who is currently a Non-Executive Director, will become interim CEO until a permanent replacement is appointed. Neil will continue to support the business for a limited period to ensure an orderly handover. Dr Barker has a wealth of experience as a senior executive and Board director in life science companies including the anti-infectives sector having held key roles at Novartis and Polyphor, in addition to roles at Roche, GSK and Polyneuron.

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