John P. Richard
ohn P. Richard has served as a member of the Aviragen board of directors since August 2013. Mr. Richard is co-founder and Head of Corporate Development for Mereo BioPharma Group plc, a London-based biopharmaceutical company started in 2015. From 2005 until 2015 Mr. Richard was also a partner with Georgia Venture Partners, a seed venture capital firm focused on the biotechnology industry. He currently serves as a non-executive director of Phase4 Partners, and serves as a director of Catalyst Biosciences (NASDAQ: CBIO) and QUE Oncology, Inc. Earlier in his career he headed business development for the public companies SEQUUS Pharmaceuticals, VIVUS and Genome Therapeutics, and was co-founder and CEO of Impath. Mr. Richard received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Stanford University.