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Richard J. Clothier
Chairman of the Board
Chair, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Richard J. Clothier has served as Chairman of the Board of AquaBounty since April 2006. Mr. Clothier was recently appointed Chairman of Exosect and he has also served as Chairman of Robinson Plc since 2004 and of Spearhead International Ltd since 2005. He recently retired as Group Chief Executive of PGI Group Plc, an international agricultural products producer, following 20 years with the Dalgety Plc where he was Group CEO until 1997. He holds a BSc in Agriculture from Natal University and an AMP from Harvard Business School.
Ronald L. Stotish, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ronald L. Stotish was appointed an Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of AquaBounty Technologies in May 2008. Dr. Stotish joined AquaBounty in 2006 as Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, and most recently was Senior Vice President for R&D and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining AquaBounty, Dr. Stotish was Executive Vice President for R&D at MetaMorphix, Inc. He has served as Vice President for Pharmaceutical Research and Development at Fort Dodge Animal Health, and held a variety of positions at American Cyanamid. He began his career in research at Merck. Dr. Stotish has degrees in biochemistry and over 40 years experience in the discovery, development, and commercialization of new animal health products.
Christine T. St.Clare
Chair, Audit Committee
Christine St.Clare joined the Board of AquaBounty in May 2014. She is a former partner and director at KPMG LLP. She currently serves as a director for Polymer Group, Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered materials, and for Fibrocell Science, Inc., a developer of personalized biologics. Ms St.Clare holds a BS in accounting from California State University at Long Beach and has been a CPA since 1977.
Richard L. Huber
Chair, Compensation Committee
Member, Audit Committee
Richard Huber joined the Board of AquaBounty after the Company’s public offering in 2006. Mr. Huber is the former Chairman, President and CEO of Aetna, a major U.S, health insurer, and is currently an independent investor in a number of companies operating in a wide range of businesses, mainly in South America. Following a 40 year career in the financial services industry, Mr. Huber now serves as a Director of Viña San Rafael & Invina, both non-public wine producers in Chile. Previously, he served on the Boards of Gafisa, the largest integrated residential housing developer in Brazil, and Antarctic Shipping SA of Chile, as well as several other companies in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. He holds an AB in Chemistry from Harvard.
Jack A. Bobo
Jack Bobo joined the Board of AquaBounty in November 2015. He has significant expertise in the analysis and communication of global trends in biotechnology, food and agriculture to audiences around the world, and is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at Intrexon Corporation, a position he has held since July 2015. He was previously at the U.S. Department of State where he worked for thirteen years, most recently as Senior Advisor for Food Policy following his positions as Senior Advisor for Biotechnology as well as Chief, Biotechnology and Textile Trade Division. Prior to this, Mr. Bobo was an attorney at Crowell & Moring LLP. He received a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Member, Compensation Committee
Rick Sterling joined the Board of AquaBounty in September 2013. He is the Chief Financial Officer at Intrexon. Prior to joining Intrexon, he was with KPMG where he worked in the audit practice for over 17 years, with a client base primarily in the healthcare, technology and manufacturing industries. Mr. Sterling’s experience includes serving clients in both the private and public sector, including significant experience with SEC filings and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He has a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Virginia Tech and is a licensed CPA.
James C. Turk, Jr.
Member, Audit Committee
James Turk joined the Board of AquaBounty in February 2013. Mr. Turk has served as a partner in the firm Harrison & Turk, P.C. since 1987, having practiced two years before that with other firms. He has previously served as a member of the board of directors for multiple companies and foundations including Intrexon Corporation, the New River Community College Education Foundation, and the Virginia Student Assistance Authorities. He presently holds Board appointments to SunTrust Bank, Synchrony Inc., the Virginia Tech Athletic Foundation, and the Roanoke College President’s Advisory Board. Mr. Turk received a B.A. from Roanoke College and a J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.