Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating & Governance CommitteeTransaction Committee
Adrian Adams 
Adrian Adams

Mr. Adams is Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. and served in this role with the company’s predecessor, POZEN Inc., since June 1, 2015. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Adams served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from December 2011 until its acquisition by Endo International plc in January 2015 for $2.6 billion. Under his leadership, Auxilium transformed into a men’s healthcare company and broadened its portfolio ... 

    Chairperson
Jason M. Aryeh 
Jason M. Aryeh

Jason M. Aryeh serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. since February 5, 2016. Mr. Aryeh is the Founder and Managing General Partner of JALAA Equities, LP, a private hedge fund focused on the life-sciences sector, and has served in such capacity since 1997. Mr. Aryeh serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novelion Therapeutics (NASDQ: NVLN) and serves on its Corporate Nominating & Governance Committee. Mr. Aryeh serves on Ligand Pharmaceutical... 

    Committee Member
Neal F. Fowler 
Neal F. Fowler

Neal F. Fowler serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. and served in this role with the company’s predecessor, POZEN Inc., since June 2010 and as a member of the compensation and governance/nominating committees. Mr. Fowler is Chief Executive Officer of Liquidia Technologies, Inc., and led the efforts to create two spin-out companies from Liquidia, Envisia Therapeutics and Lq3 Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Fowler joined Liquidia in 2008 after seven successful years ... 

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Rob Harris 
Rob Harris

Rob Harris serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. since February 5, 2016. Mr. Harris has over 35 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in both Canada and the United States in sales, marketing, business development and general management. Mr. Harris most recently served as President and CEO of Tribute Pharmaceuticals. Prior to co-founding Tribute Pharmaceuticals, Rob was the President & CEO of Legacy Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Harris also has previous e... 

    Committee Member
Arthur S. Kirsch 
Arthur S. Kirsch

Arthur S. Kirsch is Chairman of the Board of Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. and served in this role with the company’s predecessor, POZEN Inc., since June 1, 2015 and on the Board since May 2004. He is chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation and governance/nominating committees. Mr. Kirsch has over 30 years of experience working in the equity capital markets and has extensive knowledge of the healthcare and life sciences field. Since 2005 he has been a Senior Advisor wit... 

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Kenneth B. Lee, Jr. 
Kenneth B. Lee, Jr.

Kenneth B. Lee, Jr. serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. and served in this role with the company’s predecessor, POZEN Inc., since December 2002. He is chairman of the compensation committee and a member of the audit committee. Mr. Lee is a managing member of Hatteras Venture Partners, a venture capital fund focusing on life sciences companies. Mr. Lee spent 29 years with Ernst & Young, primarily in the Palo Alto Office. He ran the Firms Life Sciences Pr... 

Committee Member Chairperson   
Seth A. Rudnick, M.D. 
Seth A. Rudnick, M.D.

Seth A. Rudnick serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc., and served in this role with the company’s predecessor, POZEN Inc., since July of 2011. He is a member of the audit and governance/nominating committees. Dr. Rudnick is retired from Canaan Partners, where he built the global venture capital firm’s capability in biopharmaceutical investing. He has led many drug discovery and development projects throughout his career in the pharmaceutical and biotech i... 

  Committee Member Chairperson  
F. Martin Thrasher 
F. Martin Thrasher

Mr. Thrasher serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. since February 5, 2016. Mr. Thrasher is a seasoned international executive. After graduating from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London ON. Thrasher spent over 30 years working around the globe for companies such as General Foods, McCormick & Co, Campbell Soup Co. and ConAgra Foods Inc. Mr. Thrasher lived and worked in Canada, Australia, Belgium and the USA. His responsibilities with Campbell Soup... 

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