Allergy Therapeutics appoints two Non-Executive Directors

Allergy Therapeutics plc (LON:AGY), the fully integrated commercial biotechnology company specialising in allergy vaccines, has today announced the appointments of Anthony Parker and Zheqing (Simon) Shen as Non-Executive Directors of the Company, with immediate effect. Anthony represents Southern Fox Investments Limited and Simon represents ZQ Capital Management Limited acting through its affiliate SkyGem Acquisition Limited, both significant shareholders of the Company.

Anthony has worked in investment banking and fund management for over thirty years and, as Founder and Partner of Beagle Partners LLP, which advises Southern Fox, has managed or advised on multiple UK innovation technology investments. He is Founder and Chairman of Argonaute RNA Ltd, a UK-based research company developing safe and reliable methods of temporarily silencing target genes in different tissue cells. Prior to this, Anthony held senior roles at ING Barings and was an equity analyst for Cazenove & Co. He holds an Investment Management Certificate from the Institute of Investment Management and Research.

Simon founded the investment and advisory firm, ZQ Capital, in 2015. Prior to that he spent more than a decade as an investment banker advising international companies on their capital markets activities. He was Managing Director and Head of China Financial Institutions Group at Barclays from 2011 to 2015, following earlier roles at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and McKinsey & Company. He has a BA in mathematics and economics from Wesleyan University.

Peter Jensen, Non-Executive Chairman of Allergy Therapeutics, commented: “On behalf of the Board I would like to welcome Anthony and Simon. Southern Fox and ZQ Capital have been long-standing and supportive shareholders of Allergy over many years, and I have no doubt Anthony and Simon will be invaluable members of the Board, bringing extensive business and innovation sector experience.”

Additional Disclosures

The following information is disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 and Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules of Companies.

Mr Anthony Michael Parker (aged 60) holds, or has held, the following current and former directorships and partnerships in the past five years:

Current Directorships and PartnershipsFormer Directorships and Partnerships in the previous five years
Argonaute RNA Limited
Bristol Bluegreen Limited 
Beagle Partners LLP 
CBDerma Technology Limited 
Inverpharma Limited 
Las Lilas Limited 

Mr Parker holds 275,000 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company. Mr Parker does not hold any options, rights to subscribe or other interests in such shares.

Mr Zheqing (Simon) Shen (aged 43) is, or has been, a director or partner of the following companies or partnerships during the past five years:

Current Directorships and PartnershipsFormer Directorships and Partnerships in the previous five years
ECC HK Holdings LimitedECC UK Holdings Limited
Fortune Yacht LimitedInnobeauty Global Limited
KFM Kingdom Holdings Limited
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.
Ping An ZQ China Growth Opportunity Ltd
Sky Venture Partners LP
Skygem Acquisition Limited
Skygem Global Limited
Skygem International Holdings Limited
Skygem Investment Limited
Skygem UK Holding Limited
ZQ Asset Management Limited
ZQ Capital Hong Kong Holdings Ltd
ZQ Capital Hong Kong Limited
ZQ Capital Limited
ZQ Capital Management Limited
ZQ Capital Services Limited
ZQ Evergreen Partners LP
ZQ Partners Ltd
ZQ Skygem Investors LP
Z-Trans Technology Company Limited

Mr Shen holds 90,000 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company. In addition, ZQ Capital, through its affiliate Skygem Acquisitions Limited holds 173,650,037 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company and also holds warrants over 16,666,666 ordinary shares. Mr Shen is managing partner and founder of ZQ Capital Mr Shen does not hold any other shares in the capital of the Company, nor any options, rights to subscribe or other interests in such shares.

Save as set out above, no further information regarding Anthony Parker or Zheqing (Simon) Shen is required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 and Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Click to view all articles for the EPIC:
Or click to view the full company profile:
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

More articles like this

Allergens dominate UK food recalls, finds study

More than half of food recalls in the United Kingdom over a 5-year period were due to allergens, according to a recently released study. Allergen-related recalls increased annually until 2019, peaking at 118 before decreasing to 82 and

Pret a Manger allergy death prompts new reporting system

The family of a Melksham mum of five who died after eating a Pret a Manger sandwich containing a dairy ingredient have backed a coroner’s call for a ‘robust system’ of recording serious cases of anaphylactic shock. Celia

Allergy Therapeutics welcomes new Non-Executive Directors

Allergy Therapeutics announced the appointments of Anthony Parker and Simon Shen to its Board as Non-Executive Directors effective immediately. “I would like to welcome Anthony and Simon. Southern Fox and ZQ Capital have been long-standing and supportive shareholders of Allergy over many

Allergy Therapeutics updates on its clinical programmes

Allergy Therapeutics plc (LON:AGY), the fully integrated commercial biotechnology company specialising in allergy vaccines, has announced that the first subject has been dosed in the pivotal Phase III G306 trial, to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Grass MATA

Allergies and Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations bring people around the table, Intermountain Healthcare dietitians say it’s crucial to take food allergies into consideration when planning the big meal. “A response to an allergic reaction can be mild, like

Allergy Therapeutics appoints Martin Hopcroft as interim CFO

Allergy Therapeutics plc (LON:AGY), the fully integrated commercial biotechnology company specialising in allergy vaccines, has announced the appointment of Martin Hopcroft to the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Martin will report into Chief Executive Officer, Manuel

Food business operator fined for allergy breach

A food business operator based in Newcastle, England has been fined in court after serving a dish containing peanuts to a woman with a peanut allergy, resulting in her being hospitalised. According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA),

Restaurant fined after peanut allergy teen suffered shock

A restaurant operator who served a curry containing nuts to a woman with an allergy has been fined. Eleanor Lincoln suffered anaphylactic shock after eating the takeaway for her 18th birthday in March 2021. She was treated in

Are restaurants taking allergies seriously?

In an engaging panel held at Twickenham Stadium as part of New Food’s Food Safety Conference 2022, experts came together to debate whether food allergy regulations in restaurants are sufficient. Here’s the highlights. Are restaurant allergy restrictions too

Allergy Therapeutics Subscription to raise £7 million

Allergy Therapeutics plc (LON:AGY), the fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company specialising in allergy immunotherapy, today announces a conditional Subscription by the Subscribers, Southern Fox and ZQ Capital (acting through its affiliate SkyGem), to raise £7 million at an

No more posts to show