Meet the Management Team
Our leadership team is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Liminal BioSciences. They are assisted in these responsibilities by our board and advisory members. Each member of the management team is responsible for a specific part of our business.
Mr. Kenneth Galbraith is Chief Executive Officer of Liminal. He is also Managing Director of Five Corners Capital. He joined Ventures West as a General Partner in 2007 and led the firm’s biotech practice prior to founding Five Corners Capital in 2013 to continue managing the Ventures West investment portfolio. Mr. Galbraith is a well-known and active member of the North American life sciences community with over 30 years of experience acting as an executive, director, investor and advisor to companies in the biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
Previously, Mr. Galbraith served as the Chairman and Interim CEO of AnorMED, a biopharmaceutical company focused on new therapeutic products in hematology, HIV and oncology, until its sale to Genzyme Corp. in a cash transaction worth almost US$600 million. Starting in the biotech sector in 1987, Mr. Galbraith spent 13 years in senior management with QLT Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company specializing in developing treatments for eye diseases and oncology, retiring in 2000 from his position as Executive VP and CFO when QLT’s market capitalization exceeded US$5 billion. He has served on the board of directors of several public and private biotechnology companies, including Zymeworks, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals (ANPI), Aquinox (AQXP), Alder Pharmaceuticals (ALDR), Tekmira (TKMR) and Cardiome Pharma (CRME). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Macrogenics (MGNX) and Profound Medical.
Mr. Galbraith earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of BC in 2013.
Bruce is the Chief Operating Officer- International of Liminal. As COO- International, Bruce oversees the company’s program management, commercial, strategy, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain and business development functions.
An accountant by training, he has spent over two decades working in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry. He has more than thirteen years’ experience with Liminal and has held a number of senior global positions across the organisation.
Prior to being appointed COO in 2014, Bruce was the Group CFO, a role he had held since 2008. Bruce brings a proven track record of success in strategic acquisitions and in raising debt and equity finance.
As well as being a chartered accountant, Bruce also brought to the role many years of experience in general management and operations. Prior to joining Liminal, Bruce worked as a senior director for CV Therapeutics, a NASDAQ listed biopharmaceutical company.
Bruce is a graduate of Heriot-Watt University where he gained a BA in Accountancy and Computer Science. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He is an experienced Trustee, non-executive director and audit committee chair.
Patrick is the Chief Operating Officer-North America of Liminal. Patrick oversees the implementation of the company’s corporate and commercial strategy, including the marketing, development, manufacturing, supply chain and business development functions, with a focus in North American operations.
A lawyer by training, he has spent over 18 years working in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry. He has more than thirteen years’ experience with Liminal and has held a number of senior global positions across the organisation.
Prior to being appointed COO in 2019, Patrick was the Group CLO and Corporate Secretary, a role he had held since 2015. Patrick brings a proven track record of success in strategic acquisition and licensing transactions and in closing debt and equity financings in various jurisdictions.
As well as being a lawyer, Patrick also brought to the role many years of experience in general intellectual property management, prosecution, commercialization as well as VC financing. Prior to joining Liminal, Patrick worked as a senior counsel for Univalor, a commercialization and VC investment vehicle for life science companies spun out of various Canadian hospitals, institutions and academia. Patrick was also previously employed by Leger Robic Richard, L.L.P., a firm specializing in Intellectual Property, Corporate and Commercial Law, as an attorney.
Mr. Sartore graduated from the University of Montreal with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) in 1999 and was called to the Bar of Québec in 2001. Mr. Sartore also holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc), with Distinction, from Concordia University and a specialized graduate diploma (DESS) from HEC Montréal, in Tax.
Murielle Lortie is the Chief Financial Officer of Liminal. She has served as VP Finance of Liminal since September, 2018 and has held multiple senior positions within the pharmaceutical industry over the past 20 years.
Murielle brings a vast amount of experience in finance and corporate strategy. Prior to joining Liminal Murielle was employed as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and Advisor to the CEO, Global Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions at Pharmascience Inc. Previous to this, Murielle has held senior positions in finance at Bristol Myers Squibb including Vice-President of Finance for Bristol Myers Squibb Canada Co. and Global Director of Finance supporting BMS Headquarters.
Murielle also served as a Director on the Board of Bellus Health and Pharmascience Barbados Ltd & Pharmascience International Ltd.
Mrs. Lortie is a Chartered Professional Accountant & member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agrées du Québec. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Business Administration Bishop’s University.
Marie is General Counsel for the Liminal Group. As General Counsel Marie oversees the legal, compliance, intellectual property and corporate governance functions. Marie is also Corporate Secretary for Liminal.
Marie has been with Liminal for over 6 years and held positions of Associate General Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel. Marie has extensive experience in financing transactions, strategic licensing and partnering transactions as well as acquisitions, clinical trial agreements, distribution agreements, supply agreements and R&D collaborations. Marie is also the Chair of the Data Protection Committee.
Prior to joining the Company, Marie was Director, Legal Affairs at Jubilant DraxImage and Jubilant Hollister Stier and had oversight of Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property management. Marie also worked as Legal Counsel at DRAXIS Health Inc., prior to its acquisition by Jubilant Life Sciences Inc. Prior to joining DRAXIS Health Inc., Marie was Legal Counsel, Company Secretary and Local Ethics Representative at Rolls-Royce Canada Limited.
Marie graduated from the Université of Montreal with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) in 2000 and is a member of the Québec Bar. Marie also holds a Certificate Arts and Sciences from the Université of Montréal (1997).
Dr. John Moran MD, FRACP, FACP, has served as Chief Medical Officer of Liminal since March 1, 2014. From 2010 until joining the Corporation, Dr. Moran was Vice President, Clinical Affairs – Home modalities at DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. where he had the overall responsibility for quality of care and related business issues for over 20,000 home dialysis patients in over 1,000 care centers.
Previously, Dr. Moran served for eight years as Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs for Satellite Healthcare. Dr. Moran also served for, five years at Baxter Healthcare, as Global Medical Director for the Renal Division and for two years as Vice President for Clinical Development and Marketing.
Martin Leclerc is the Chief Talent Officer of Liminal. After working as a consulting actuary for more than 10 years at the beginning of his career, he has since held a number of senior positions in the human resources field within large global corporations. Martin has joined Liminal in May 2017.