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Leslie Auld, Warren Whitehead

GeneNews announced today that Leslie Auld has resigned as the firm's CFO and director. 

In addition, the firm has has appointed Warren Whitehead as its chief accountant. Whitehead is currently the chairman of Plantform and chair of the audit committee at Aptose Biosciences.

Prior to GeneNews, White served as CFO of ProMis Neurosciences; CFO of Arius Research before it was purchased in Roche in 2008; and former CFO of Labopharm, where he completed a series of public equity financings. 

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