Mr Kirkwood has extensive operational, financial, general management and boardroom experience, particularly in the life sciences industry. His successful business career spans 38 years in a range of industries including auditing, resources, manufacturing and healthcare, in Australia, the UK and the USA. He started his career joining Arthur Andersen & Co in London and then held a range of senior financial and general management positions in Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Santos Ltd, Pilkington plc, F.H. Faulding & Co Ltd and Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
He has considerable experience in capital raising and IPO’s on the ASX being on the boards of BCT, MVP and VEI during the IPO process. He is currently a substantial shareholder and Chairman of Bluechiip Ltd (ASX:BCT). He has previously served on the boards of Medical Developments International Ltd. (ASX:MVP), Vision Group Holdings Ltd. (ASX:VGH), MHM Ltd (ASX:MHM) and PolyNovo Ltd (ASX:PNV).